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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 2014 Kickstarter, Steam Greenlight, etc. thread. What's piqued your interest? on: Today at 12:20:58 PM
Heart Forth, Alicia is live.

A metroidvania type game that has apparently been in development for the last 6-7 years?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1184202489/heart-forth-alicia?ref=live

I am very interested.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 14, 2014, 12:38:11 PM
Do people really hate Ringabel's VA that much?

I find it humorous.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 13, 2014, 12:17:42 PM
What, I still use a desktop.

...of course, it runs Linux.

Hey Kevadu, any recommendations for an intro to Linux? Planning on installing it on an older laptop to give it some life (and to get away from XP) , but also to tinker around with it since I've never played with Linux before. From what I've read, I'm told to stay away from Arch (though if you can figure out Arch, you can more or less figure anything out) but I wouldn't mind learning Linux via CLI as opposed to GUI.

I figure learning how it works via CLI then moving to GUI would be better/more satisfying.

Where should I start?
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 11, 2014, 05:45:28 PM
going to take my old Dell insipiron laptop c.2006 and install Linux on it this weekend. Not sure what distro to go with so I guess I'll have to do some research on it being a complete beginner with Linux.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 11, 2014, 05:41:16 PM
FFXIII-2 - Final area of the game, but haven't really had the chance to play with my wife playing Tales of Xillia everyday. Heh!

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Stuck on a vine level that's driving me nuts... Arg...

Fire Emblem: Awakening - Loving the game so far. I'm taking my time through the game developing my characters for fun. I'm on Chapter 10. This is the first Fire Emblem game that I've spent considerable time on. Did I mention I love tactical/strategy RPGs?

I'm trying decide what 3DS game to pick up next after this one. I may try to download or buy mini-cartridge for older Fire Emblem (2)DS games. Either that or pick up Pokemon X&Y so I can see what all the fuss is about since most of my fellow RPGFan friends I'm ablinked up with are playing those two titles. Seeing as I've only played Bravely Default and Fire Emblem: Awakening for my (still) new 3DS XL any recommendations are welcome. ^_^

I just recently picked up a 3DS XL as well, though I did have the Fire Emblem edition 3DS last year, but I've played probably the exact same games you have.

Going to pick up Rune Factory 4 today, have never played any other games in the series but the bit of video I've seen for it makes it seem real smooth and engaging, so maybe look into that one!
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 11, 2014, 05:37:34 PM
What's this?  I can crank the encounter rate? AWESOME.

This makes for simpler grinding along with the Fast Foward! Especially in Centro Ruins!
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys fans- I need your help on: April 11, 2014, 05:36:35 PM
We must not forget the little known (I think anyways) PC version of YS II...YS II Special!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBiV9rCYpck

8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 10, 2014, 08:25:56 PM
Ah yes, attempting to steal from bosses. Ok, I will definitely keep that in mind. Thanks!
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 10, 2014, 05:37:05 PM
Just picked up the game on my break, going in blind as I stayed away from all media on this.

Anything I need to know?
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 10, 2014, 03:25:20 PM
Is Rune Factory 4 worth picking up? I have very little experience with Harvest Moon, though I do enjoy that aspect of simming and such.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 09, 2014, 04:55:18 PM
Turns out my tax return came in yesterday! So naturally the first thing I did was buy Warlock 2. Oddly, even though it's not supposed to unlock until tomorrow I can play it just fine. Started an Exiled campaign with the Undead. Taking over the world with Ghost Ships and Giant Bats. Didn't play a lot (it felt odd playing a game that technically isn't "out" yet, even though I've beta tested plenty before) but a few changes I noticed right away are fantastic. New races and wizards to choose from, obviously. Also you can finally view the spell tree so picking a new one to research is less of a guessing game And now this is turning into a Game Journal post, so I'll give more opinions there when I've had more time to check it out.


Luck you, I'm still waiting for my measly tax return. Stupid work, taxing me the appropriate amount!
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 09, 2014, 03:52:32 AM
Story for AgentD.

As I said previously, I'm a tall, skinny, no muscle guy. Pretty much always been like that.

Back in high school, there was a test where you hold yourself on a bar and you have to raise yourself so your chin rests on the bar then lower back down.

You'd think people with strong arms would be the top scorers... but nay! I kicked all their asses because I had almost nothing to lift.
MOUHAHAHA
Chin up tests, up until this year, I would have probably failed each year, but NOW.....I can almost make it to the top of the bar using a commando grip (hands face each other on a straight bar perpendicular to your body). With a bit of effort I can do one to each side, too.

I've forgone the whole gym thing and just work out at home now. I used to go regularly, but kind of stopped the last few years. I'm not what you would call out of shape, I probably carry about 3 pounds more than I would like (around my belly!) and am fairly active playing hockey at least 1-2 times per week. Prior to this program, I could do maybe 10-15 pull ups (palms out) consecutively before being very fatigued.

I followed the guidelines set out in http://www.50pullups.com and got to a max of 45 consecutive pull ups, that is, palms facing out at about just past shoulder width grip, before I got side tracked, went travelling and couldn't maintain my pull up schedule and kind of stopped for the better part of the year (you know how it goes).

For what it's worth, I think I started at the 10 pull up level. Following this program, you really have to stick with it and do the stretches before you do the pull ups. Even though I haven't done it in a while, I can still hammer out 25-30 with some strain. I think with regular/semi-regular adherence to this particular program I know I can do much more, probably in the 40 range.

I graphed it out over the 2 months I did it, and at a certain point my progress skyrocketed.

It's really nearly a full body work out (minus legs) and doing it I went from a 32 waist to a 30 and have kept it that way(not that I'm overweight or need to lose weight by any means) doing only pull ups and playing hockey (ice) once a week. Eating habits stayed about the same (average, nothing insane) and I stayed at around 155. Strength has increased tremendously, and it's really given my upper body more of a triangular frame with wider shoulders. I'll sub in some free weights here and there with some core exercises, but if I could only do one work out, it would be pull ups.

If you need to ease your way into doing pull ups, this is the way to do it.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 07, 2014, 11:22:00 PM
the 3DS XL was on sale today for $149.99 so I bit on it. Pretty good deal, got it in the blue. Now I just need some games to play on it...Guess I'll start with Radiant Historia.

Umihara Kawase and Kokuga *wild limb flailing*

Kokuga was never released in Canada :(
Umihara Kawase...That looks...interesting...
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like? on: April 07, 2014, 10:16:33 PM
With all the hate that FFXIII gets, I should be ashamed.

But I'm not.

LIGHTNING FOR LIFE.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 07, 2014, 10:13:36 PM
the 3DS XL was on sale today for $149.99 so I bit on it. Pretty good deal, got it in the blue. Now I just need some games to play on it...Guess I'll start with Radiant Historia.
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