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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 22, 2015, 03:10:58 PM
Started my new job not too long ago and it's by the far the worst job I've ever had.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 23, 2015, 09:52:59 AM
An 80-year-old probably shouldn't be driving in the first place.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SMTxFE (aka 'Persona Emblem') on: June 17, 2015, 11:50:34 PM
The gameplay looks pretty sweet, but I still think the presentation is garbage.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SMTxFE (it lives!!!) (aka 'Persona Emblem') on: June 16, 2015, 01:05:08 PM
A picture of tubgirl is less offensive than the FE x SMT trailer.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: June 06, 2015, 01:27:59 PM
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6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2015, 01:09:59 PM
Climate change has been a thing for the past 4.5 billion years, with the sun affecting over 99% of the climate. Man-made climate change is just a bunch of horseshit.

Thank you for reminding everyone that you're still a dingbat libertarian.  Science be damned.

Thank you for reminding everyone that you're a cunt. I didn't even bring up politics at all. Humans have been on Earth for a minuscule amount of time when compared to how long Earth has been around, and to believe that humans are the leading cause in any type of climate change is asinine. The planet is warming because the Earth came out of an ice age recently (in relative terms to how old Earth is).
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2015, 08:02:19 AM
Climate change has been a thing for the past 4.5 billion years, with the sun affecting over 99% of the climate. Man-made climate change is just a bunch of horseshit.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 01, 2015, 09:09:43 AM
My family got another beagle on Friday. She's five months old and she must have come from a puppy mill as she's really thin, but luckily still healthy. We have an older beagle pup that's about to turn a year old. He won't leave the younger one alone and always tries fucking with her. I keep on having to make him submit and play with toys alone so the younger one can actually breathe.

And now I've got about six weeks left of summer vacation, so I'll need to start studying around 16 hours a day for the CPA exam.
9  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 28, 2015, 11:24:57 AM
I beat Pokemon Y last night. I was disappointed in how easy it was. It roughly only took me 6 hours from getting the 5th page to beating the Elite 4 and Champion. I was able to defeat the E4 and Champion on the first try, which surprised me. Ever since Ruby, I've usually had to spend a couple of hours power leveling a couple of Pokemon by retrying the E4 over and over until certain Pokemon were at a high enough level to where I could go through the E4 pretty easily, just using some Revives and Hyper Potions. However, I think I only had two Pokemon faint the whole time during the E4.

I was super excited when I got Pokemon Red as a kid (the cartoon did its job), but ended up being somewhat disappointed with the game. These days whenever I attempt to play a game from the franchise I'm bored to tears within minutes. The games have very little in terms of story and gameplay variety. To me, Pokemon essentially boils down to one giant grind fest.
It's not that I don't see the appeal, but I can't seem to get into these games.

Dug up my Tombraider collection and installed Tomb Raider 1. Had to do a little tampering with the DosBox config file to stop the game going nuts when a pad is connected (Yep, it comes packaged with Dosbox, that's how old TR1 is).
Maybe I'm wearing my nostalgia glasses but my goodness that game holds up well.

There's absolutely no grinding in X/Y unless you want to. You can go from trainer to trainer because you get EXP Share real early on, in which non-combatants get 50% EXP. Honestly, only the first two generations really required any grinding because there were "difficulty" spikes between each gym leader, and then a considerable level gap between the last gym leader and the Elite 4. Since Generation 3, I've roughly only spent about 15 hours on each campaign. The starts since Gen 3 are too OP. You generally just need the fire starter and can whip the shit out of anyone, however, in Gen 4, the grass starter is the best one (since it's final form can learn Earthquake, so you can take out just about anyone with one Pokemon in that game).
10  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 28, 2015, 08:32:49 AM
I beat Pokemon Y last night. I was disappointed in how easy it was. It roughly only took me 6 hours from getting the 5th page to beating the Elite 4 and Champion. I was able to defeat the E4 and Champion on the first try, which surprised me. Ever since Ruby, I've usually had to spend a couple of hours power leveling a couple of Pokemon by retrying the E4 over and over until certain Pokemon were at a high enough level to where I could go through the E4 pretty easily, just using some Revives and Hyper Potions. However, I think I only had two Pokemon faint the whole time during the E4.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS on: May 26, 2015, 06:16:29 PM
I have a 2DS, so it's not like it bothers me. 3D is just a gimmick that is unnecessary in gaming.
12  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 23, 2015, 08:36:51 PM
Beat FE: Awakening. I really enjoyed it. It's the first non-Pokemon game I've beaten in about five years.
13  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 21, 2015, 11:25:53 AM
In Fire Emblem: Awakening, just finished Chapter 18. The overleveling from earlier trying to max out supports to get characters married made this game easy (I'm on casual mode). Now I usually double up units and certain characters are basically tanks for me now. I usually pair up Kellam and Cordelia since they're married in my game, and the extra speed helps out Kellam, and when I switch over to Cordelia, the extra defense makes her a tank as well. I usually pair up Sully and Donnel, and Sully becomes even more of a tank than she is by herself. I don't even need to make Stahl pair up with anyone since he destroys a lot of people by himself (I made him a Great Knight instead of a Paladin). I usually pair up Gaius and Lon'qu together so they have ridiculous speed and skill and can take down a lot of enemies together. I'm really enjoying the game, not having to worry about one little mistake costing me half an hour or so in gameplay.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: May 20, 2015, 06:03:43 PM
Does anyone else think the Tales team needs to split up into two teams again? Or is it just that Hideo Baba sucks?
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: May 19, 2015, 07:49:08 PM
I hated the characters so much in Star Ocean 4 I gave up after 6 hours. Waste of $60 and a Xbox 360 (since I bought the system for ToV and SO4).
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