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1  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: April 11, 2014, 05:04:48 PM
I think we went maybe another hour after you left before we cleared it. One or two people getting hit by divebombs honestly isn't a big deal (At least, you can recover from it), so once everyone improved on it we were able to make it past that. Then we wiped once on twisters, after which everyone that didn't get it immediately understood it, and then we didn't wipe a single time on Hatch Phase because it's really not a hard phase.

Don't be too pissed, it just means the next time we do it you'll be clearing it.
2  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: April 11, 2014, 04:14:51 PM
I'm not getting one either, I spend whatever myth I get on crafting items. It's blatant time-wasting non-content so I'm not going to bother, especially considering how this game is so concerned with vertical progression anyway.
3  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: April 10, 2014, 11:43:01 PM
Shouldn't have gone to sleep, D.

4  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: April 09, 2014, 09:21:43 AM
Megaman has all the Megamans (no BBA, Zero, or Model X)

you forgot to mention xover

5  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 05, 2014, 08:32:48 PM
You know, even after seeing it confirmed elsewhere, I STILL cannot believe that Bandai would let Tomino within a country mile of their Gundam franchise. I guess they must be really (and I mean REALLY) desperate to make Gundam anime relevant again after the fiasco that is Gundam AGE.

I haven't seen it yet, but I heard Build Fighters is dumb fun (without the grating pacing G Gundam had a lot of the time). I mean honestly Tomino has always (claimed) to have a hatred of sequels which is why we got lots of clusterfuck in Victory Gundam, so I'm not really sure him being absent from the franchise is a one-sided thing. It's been a long while since a "serious" Gundam TV series though (hard to believe its already been 5 years since 00's TV run ended) so I guess getting Tomino now would be as good a time as any other.

As for me, I've finished LOGH. I'm not even sure what to say about it, really. It was good.

I decided to watch some Pokemon XY since why not. Haven't watched it for like 10 years now, and I'm actually enjoying it a lot. The best part is that now when pokemon attack they don't have that dumb speedline/photoshop background thing and instead just have the actual backgrounds. The proportions on the characters bothers the hell out of me though.
6  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 26, 2014, 10:14:46 AM
Dunno if this has been posted yet, but the 35th anniversary for Gundam is promising a few things:

Unicorn 7 comes out in theaters in mid-May, finally drawing that series to a close.

Tomino returns to directing an all-new Gundam project after nearly 15 years with Gundam Reconguista in G (No that's not a typo), supposedly in the fall. According to Tomino, he has been working on it for about 3 years, and the earthquake and nuclear crisis in Touhoku affected the writing process. Supposedly geared towards both adult and child viewers, he has stated it deals with adults living in a nuclear age. The movie series (given the animation quality and the fact it's coming out in the beginning of the fall season that's what I'm expecting anyway) is supposedly set in the future of the Universal Century, where the protagonist serves in a force protecting a space elevator.

After god knows how long of rumor and speculation, Gundam: The Origin launches in Spring 2015 with the first movie called Casval of Blue Eyes.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: March 23, 2014, 11:30:40 AM
Neverland Company, the developers of Lufia, Rune Factory, and the Shining Force Neo and EXA games, will cease operations on November 29 2013 because they have failed to successfully raise funds to continue their business. In a few days they will officially begin bankruptcy proceedings.


I guess I'll never play a Rune Factory game now.

What!  If there was ever a time for that Star Wars NOOOOOOO picture it is now.  I just discovered how great Rune Factory 3 is (should have been in the DS top 20 list).  Please tell me that Rune Factory games will not cease to be made.  Sad news indeed.

I didn't even realize this happened until just now when i randomly looked for news about Lufia. I don't know how Rune Factor 4 did but it's pretty well known that Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals crashed really, really hard. It launched at like, 17th in sales for its first week, got lukewarm review from Famitsu and was largely ignored in the States despite decent reviews. After a game crashes that hard its hard to expect good news, I guess.

Really makes me sad because I think every time Neverland made a Lufia game it was pretty good (YMMV with III, but I thought it was pretty ambitious for a GBC title). Likely we'll never see another Lufia game again.

Dunno if it's a seperate team, but the Rune Factory team is said to be working on a new game though.
8  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: March 22, 2014, 03:45:38 PM
16 bit Titan Extreme
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The hardest game you ever beat. on: March 21, 2014, 04:39:32 AM
The early Phantasy Star games don't deserve to be called "difficult" because they're only tedious due to ridiculous amounts of grinding (as well as stupid things like making the foreground block your view of a dungeon). The fourth one and maybe the first one are the only ones that are balanced well, the fourth game being one of the best I've seen in that regard. Those are the only two I'd recommend to anyone who doesn't have a large dose of nostalgia to get them through Phantasy Star II. PSIII is just a crappy game in general.
10  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Inafune's latest project The Mighty No.9 looks Mega Rocking, man. on: March 20, 2014, 01:21:36 PM
Despite getting plenty of letters from the developers after putting my money in, I haven't actually read any of them aside from maybe the first 3 or 4 since there wasn't a whole lot of information, so this is the first time for me seeing most of the Numbers and any actual gameplay footage.

I think it looks good. Kinda empty (backgrounds etc) at this point, but I guess that's to be expected.

I believe the song's the same one they gave as a sample when the project began, but it was nice to listen to it again. Can't wait to hear more.
11  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: March 15, 2014, 02:32:51 AM
It tooks months and months of saving, but we finally finished:

I spent several months building up my fund of 11M. FC's biggest donators Georgios, Tala and Dissonant, who threw in 1M each. Nmtd threw in 300k and local peasant Agent Dee gave us 100k.

Nice that we don't have to be too gung-ho about making money anymore, just gotta decorate now. Pictures of the house + inside coming someday when we're not lazy.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Trek or Wars.. on: March 13, 2014, 11:22:24 PM
I always thought the weird upper lip twitch he did before the scream looks like he was trying to dislodge something from his teeth, so it fits.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Trek or Wars.. on: March 12, 2014, 09:33:32 PM
Right, because the Romulans cloning Picard thinking he's the Federation's equivalent to Big Boss or something then giving him like 5 battleships duct taped together into one boring ass monstrosity was totally something that could be ruined (not to mention killing off Data and replacing him with Before).

In all fairness most Trek plots are pretty pulpy.

Space soldiers need to stop Earth's own creation gone bad from blowing them up while showing their junk.
A guy with a vendetta wants to annihilate worlds but wants to show the hero how much better he is before he does so.
A giant space probe wants to talk to dolphins but almost blows up the world in doing so.
Guys with their heads sewn together have Chernobyl in space and our heroes must scooby doo their way to preventing a war.

I actually liked Star Trek 10 in concept, just they were all done terribly. The Abrams movies are kind of the opposite, they have some issues with the writing made up for by some great actors and a good director (when you finish making fun of the lens flares).
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Trek or Wars.. on: March 12, 2014, 11:40:53 AM
Good ol' RLM. Only thing I dislike about them is the normal things you'd associate with viral Internet celebrities (an annoying fanbase/anti-fanbase).

I'm a bit strange in that while I love video games that take place mostly in space, I can't stand that particular brand of sci-fi in other media.

Funny, I'm the opposite. I play lots and lots of high fantasy games but I feel most fantasy movies/TV shows are schlock. On the other hand I love watching Space Operas but I'm pretty lukewarm on SciFi video games. There's exceptions like LOTR movies and the Mass Effect games, but for the most part that's how I go.

I'm not well versed in Trek outside of the Abrahams stuff. One day I'll watch the old movies when I have infinite time.

Part of what makes the Abrams Trek movies so polarizing is the fact that they've become more generic space adventure films, so you probably don't get a complete picture of what Trek is "about" (Some of it's still in the Abrams movies but it's pretty thin). Adventure was always part of it, but there was usually something beyond that the audience was being asked to think about. Movies have never been that nice to Trek though- like, only half of 12 Trek movies are generally considered good, at most. (2, 4, 6, some people argue for 1, 3, 8, and 11/12 and very occasionally 10)
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Trek or Wars.. on: March 12, 2014, 08:36:20 AM
Trek has been sucking less lately with the Abrams movies


I echo this somewhat, but then Trek has been bad for a long while now, so "sucking less" would be appropriate depending on how you read it. The TNG movies were all pretty bad, but the Abrams movies are pretty bad too. I'm not against trying to add more action to Trek (this is something a couple people unfamiliar with Trek like to state, but it's not like even the good Trek movies outside of 4 were nothing but dialogue end-to-end) as long as you keep some substance. Star Trek 11 had some excuse of needing to revive a franchise that had been cursed with one bad movie after another plus a canceled TV series, but Into Darkness supposedly had no such handicap and somehow ended up being worse.

As you can probably gather, I'm more into Trek than Wars. Star Wars is good too though- honestly the goal of the two franchises are pretty different, so it's hard to even compare them beyond just saying they both take place in space.
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