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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 12, 2014, 06:11:47 PM
The act of collecting for collecting sake make me sick..
Games are meant to be played goddamnit. I consider myself a player but I collect as a side effect of the hobby. I like to have physical copies of the games that's all and I also like artbooks and stuff.
Or the buy 10000 games because it's cheap mentality irks me but whatever, each to it's own.
32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 12, 2014, 03:51:57 PM
The problem is games, emulators and such.
I think I will use both OS's in the future but as it stands, I don't see a point in switching over.
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 12, 2014, 02:55:52 PM
I would switch to Linux if it had more program compatibilty. Maybe as a secondary OS when I build myself a top end desktop.
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 12, 2014, 11:19:45 AM
@Yggdrasil - I was still very early into the game, those were a lot of souls at the time, it equated to 3 levels, if you read the 2nd log entry I already don't care about losing souls because I realized it's not that big of a deal.

Journal entry nº3

Ok so Im starting to get pro.
There was this freak in the basement of the blacksmith and I killed it, it took me a few tries but I did it, it helped a ton in practicing rolling, I could have disposed of it with a crossbow but that feels like cheating so I didnt.
Killed the Gargoyles in 3 tries, had this lightning element thing that I discovered, put it in my +5 battle axe and disposed of them in a few hits, I had no idea they were vulnerable to lightning, it was a lucky guess. Rang the bell, saved and turned it off for now
I got this badass Helm from the gargoyles and I killed all the special enemies I found so far.
I discovered that rolling is much more important thatn parry and dodge so I am beginning to master that, Im dieing less and each time I die it feels less frustrating and more addictive than ever.  Im completely hooked.
I have been raising strength, endurance and vitality exclusively up until this point.

I don't know how important faith and intelligence are, Im focusing on a melee character so I have been ignoring those stats. However I joined this covenant that sells "miracles" and they require me to level up faith.. is it worth it?
Are these "miracles" even necessary?
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 12, 2014, 03:58:22 AM
Oh yeah, good ol' MIPS.
36  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 11, 2014, 08:14:52 PM
Oh good they gave you a proper book. Ours was about on par with TEACH YOURSELF C++ IN 21 DAYS but it cost like three times as much because ???????

No they didn't xD, they recommend Big C++ and C++ Primer, I decided to buy this one on my own based on research.
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 11, 2014, 08:00:08 PM
I started Dark Souls: Here is my journal for the first two sessions.

Journal entry nš 1

I had to see what the hype was all about so I decided to start my pilgrimage into the Souls games with the middle entry in the series.
Just started Dark Souls Prepare to die Edition on ps3.
Got past the asylum without too much hassle, went down to blighttown and got brutally raped by some Ghosts(Yes I did use the item to make them vulnerable). Just from the entrance alone I already started to experience how bad the framerate dips, I am literally terrified of coming here again so I decided to explore in another direction. Got to a bonfire in the undead burg, been dieing a lot now but I am slowly making progress. Lost 3000 souls, got pissed off and turned off the game for now.
I am starting to get pro at parrying, the problem is when multiple enemies come at the same time I get stun locked and get brutally murdered to death.

First impressions: Great atmosphere, great world, fantastic opening, really satisfying and deliberate combat, framerate sucks and it's impacting somewhat the experience but it's atleast playable.

I am ready to die and I don't even know what will come next but Im sure it won't be pretty... If this initial 2 hours are anything to go by I will be dieing and dieing and dieing, constantly repeating sections of the game until I reach a bonfire but I will eventually prevail and feel like a badass. This game is extremely tense, Im shaking in fear while playing by how engaging the action is, I feel the pain of my mistakes and deaths. This is Dark Souls and it has already grabbed me.

Will post further impressions as I go..

Journal entry nš2

So yeah finally got through the undead burg's boss which was a pain in the ass but eventually I got the pattern down and killed it.
Currently level 20, 4 hours in, have a claymore as weapon and already got an halberd but I seem to lack the strength to use it.
I cleared part of the undead parish but I was still not able to find a new bonfire, I did however get a shortcut to the burg bonfire. New enemies started appearing, those crusaders.
I have been getting raped for the past 1 hour so I just turned it off before I lost my sanity. This game has a strange addictiveness to it where you die but you want to immediately try again, it's also extremely repetitive in a sense because it sometimes feels like you are just going through the motions until you perfect a certain area..
I've had my fill for the day, played 3 hours and my head is in shambles. I got over losing souls, mostly but I can't stand losing 3-4 points of humanity each time. Checkpoints are a little too unforgiving but whatever I'll charge ahead.

I will proceed at dawn and feast on the hearts of my enemies.

I never screamed profanities while playing a game before but I sure as hell insulted that motherfucking boss left and right after I killed him. I remember screaming things. I begin to question my sanity but I cannot give up.
38  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 11, 2014, 07:52:00 PM
I have this massive C++ book to read

Reading through a C++ book isn't going to get you much. Just start coding it and using it as a reference as necessary.

Or better yet use http://en.cppreference.com/w/ as a reference.

If you have any C++ questions feel free to PM me though :(((

Ofc im not just reading, the book has plenty of exercises and "drills" for me to work on, I also have the university assignments but Im catching up on my slack, have an assigment due wednesday and I still need to learn some stuff before I can do that one. Besides it was written by the man himself, Bjarne Stroustrup, it's called Programming principles and practice using C++
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 11, 2014, 07:20:16 PM
So im getting my ass handed to me at university. So I began hardcore studying mode(more like, regular normal student studying but for me that's hardcore xD). I have this massive C++ book to read, this massive x86 assembly book to read and this fucking physics book that is the stuff of nightmares.

I thought it would be appropriate to finally start my journey into Dark Souls, I thought it would be cool to have a juxtaposition between my gaming and my "real  life" as both are extremely challenging as of now.. So basically I am subjecting myself to torture on all fronts, absolutely excellent. Terrific, extraordinary!
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Y's fans- I need your help on: April 10, 2014, 03:37:22 PM
Ys I and II Chronicles - PSP(by extension Vita because backwards compatibility) or PC(same as psn version with slighly better features)
Ys Oath In Felghana - PSP or vita for voice acting and more room to customize the difficulty, PC for 60fps goodness.
Ys Cekceta - Vita
Ys Ark of Napishtim - Definitely PC version, import a JPN copy and apply the fan translation patch, it has all the original stuff, 60 fps, better graphics and it's the ultimate way to play this game. The ps2 version is acceptable but it has slight input delay and you have to activate the original opening by using cheat codes before the game starts.
Ys Origin - PC exclusive, get it on steam.
Ys Seven - PSP or vita.

My recommended order of playing (if you don't have problems with old school games) - Ys I and II chronicles - Ys Origin - Ys Oath in Felghana - Ys Seven - Ys Celceta - Ys Ark of Napishtim
Otherwise: Ys Oath in Felghana - Ys Seven - Ys Origin - Ys I and II - Ys Celceta - Ys ark of Napishtim.

Oath in Felghana, Origin and Seven are the highlight of the series, I and II is absolutely fantastic if you enjoy old school games too. Celceta is excellent and Napishtim is merely good.
Can't speak for Ys V as I havent played it yet but there is a fan translation available.

Also just a friendly reminder, Ys has no apostrophe.
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 08, 2014, 08:10:05 PM
I read them :p
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 08, 2014, 05:23:49 PM
Auto life anyone?
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: KINGDOM HEARTS 3 & FINAL FANTASY XV at E3 on: April 08, 2014, 09:45:06 AM
Hey, I know there's not a whole lot of money in publishing RPG's, but that's the whole point. Not every game should need to sell millions of copies to be profitable. Games like Bravely Default won't lead to fame and fortune, but they have a loyal, build-in audience. Not just in Japan, but all over the world. This is something Square Enix figured out 20 years ago but somehow forgot.

Yeah sure but I feel like their statement is more PR talk than actual honesty.
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: KINGDOM HEARTS 3 & FINAL FANTASY XV at E3 on: April 08, 2014, 07:21:53 AM
Tomara..  I believe you are being overly dramatic about this.
Bravely Default only showed them the viability of Niche JRPG's to be made and localized, it didn't make them a fortune or anything.
45  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: April 07, 2014, 06:15:35 PM
So, I've been thinking in stopping linking and sharing a lot of the stuff I've found lately about LR in this thread since this whole deal is just going circles (again). And honestly is not really worth my time posting something with a big chunk of info like I planned to do only for someone to come here and get the entire thread trapped in a paradox yet again.

Isn't the point of you posting stuff to generate discussion?
You posted that blog a while ago and that generated discussion.. wtf man lol..

What's the point of you posting stuff if nobody will say anything about it? I don't think the discussion was harmful in any way, both parties benefited from it. If you have an issue with people voicing their minds why are you on forums anyway?

I like you better when you don't act like a scarred defeated man.
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