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1651  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: More weird news ; "Japanese man petitions to marry comic-book character" on: November 01, 2008, 06:47:27 PM
I dunno, isn't "loving" a manga character is just as weird as loving any ideal person in our mind- because that ideal person is also a caricature, and is far from being human. Cartoons characters usually start with some idea of what kind of person they are...a physical description, a general personality- this is the same thing we describe whenever people ask us what kind of person would we be attracted to.

More related to the topic though, I'm not sure why they are even bothering to do this. If you want marriage as a spiritual bond it shouldn't matter whether the law sanctions it or not - the only reason the law should "allow" certain marriages is because it affects how these people will live together. Wouldn't be any different than before if you got married to a fictional character.
1652  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: November 01, 2008, 06:26:19 PM
For you right now, you probably shouldn't have immediately ran out and started fighting stuff, though I suppose you can learn that way, it's just not as efficient probably. They added in a new introductory tutorial NPC for each nation, so you should check those out first. You'll also get some pretty nifty items that I wish I could have when I was starting out. Heh.

Selele      Windurst Woods (K-10)
Gulldago   Bastok Markets (D-11)
Alaune     Southern San d'Oria (G-10)

And yeah, potions are very rarely used in this game- they're usually only used for important instance battles, missions and such. For general adventuring and exploring you may carry some around but they're not worth relying on. I don't recall how to enable chat logging- I'm not sure if it's even possible. The game does have automatic chat logging in ...\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XI\TEMP, but I've never been able to figure out how to make my computer display the formatting coherently. Also if you want to keep them, you're gonna have to move it out every time, since I think they get deleted every time you log in.

The thing about MMOs is that there's never any real goals in the game aside from what you set for yourself. There's a lot to do in this game, but one of the problems FFXI has always had is that you need to be a high level to do a good amount of them, so I would focus mostly on grinding right now. You can do missions as they come along since they do have recommended levels to do them, if you're in a hurry to jump into the story- that's the crowning achievement of FFXI to me, really.

Guess I'll post a few links you can use as references later on.

http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/index.shtml
Main POL site, info on upcoming game updates and events, etc.

http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
This is the page I generally use for questions about specific quests, missions, or whatever.
1653  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: More weird news ; "Japanese man petitions to marry comic-book character" on: October 31, 2008, 12:08:32 PM
Well, isn't loving a manga character kind of like loving an ideal of a woman we have- or even the ideal man if you're a woman for that matter? We can love something that we create within our minds because it has everything we want in it, kind of like Pygmalion...except in this case it's someone else's sculpture.
1654  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gettin' my nostalgia on! on: October 28, 2008, 09:21:47 AM
If I recall, Mega Man 2 on Game Boy was a bit different on NES.

If I'm not mistaken, all the gameboy Megaman games were all different than the NES ones- only similarity is that they reused bosses.

And if I'm not mistaken, Megaman II was the most laughably easy of the entire series. I can't imagine you trying to play Megaman 5 at that age, Tomara. =P
1655  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gettin' my nostalgia on! on: October 28, 2008, 09:15:36 AM
I'm probably a bit younger than most of you, so for me it's Lufia 2. I also have fond memories of megaman 5 on the Chinese NES knockoff I had, but i think Lufia 2 was the first relatively long game that I actually finished. Love that game.

Really, we had probably over a hundred games on the SNES- I probably still haven't played a good amount of them. Some other games that I still remember clearly are Treasure Hunter G, Energy Breaker, and of course Megaman X games.
1656  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gamer personality test thing on: October 27, 2008, 07:19:32 AM
Wasn't directed at you; I got the same thing.
1657  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gamer personality test thing on: October 26, 2008, 02:38:58 AM
To be fair, I still think this is one of the better personality tests I've seen out there. Other ones tend to give you really stupid answer choices that make it obvious what the outcome is. But here, the questions are diverse enough.
1658  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 26, 2008, 01:51:52 AM
The neckpieces can teleport you to the nations- it's better than the trick staff if you can get all 3. Heh.

Well, first off I got my BLU to 60.



I was pretty impressed with the party, I dunno if this is a common thing since I haven't leveled at this range in a while, but I've never gotten past chain 6 or 7 in a mid-level party like this before.



Fear my shiny new armor!



Next up is Ouryu. I thought this sounded like a pretty easy fight, at least not any harder than the last few ones...



I don't think that's a very good question to be asking, Tenzen.



So here's the all-star team.




First we wanted to take him out with Nall using Astral Flow, but that screwed up because we didn't dispel his stoneskin, and his third Aerial Blast missed because he ran out of range. We slept him and ran out of the BC, thinking we were gonna call it for the day.

I bought a few mistmelts in town before I left thinking I wouldn't end up using any of them, but we decided we'd just try to fight him straight on and bring him down with the mistmelts.




Was somewhat of a close call, but we got the job done. I leave you with this cool picture of Tenzen. He doesn't seem to be the brightest guy around- I don't think it's a good idea to be so insolent to the goddamn king of the Wyrms.

1659  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gamer personality test thing on: October 25, 2008, 05:48:08 AM
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The Helping Hand
Deliberate Sociable Fun Veteran (DSFV)
Generous, helpful, kind...a few of many positive attributes people see in you, the Helping Hand. Nothing satisfies you more than helping your teammates or friends out in all the games that you play. You may even look to assist people in some cases if there is no one around asking for help. In fact, the enjoyment that you receive from helping people rivals that of solving a puzzle, winning a battle, or achieving a hard objective in a game.

Heavily social intensive games tend to be what you enjoy the most although you can probably find something to take pleasure in with most games. For instance, if you happen to find yourself in a competitive first person shooter, you'd probably take the support class. We recommend you stick to games (and crowds!) where people will appreciate you more; these include more casual gamers seeking fun and excitement from games rather than the serious competitive ones.

I think it's a glitch.
1660  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: October 23, 2008, 12:20:15 AM
it shows you where I sleep

That's a good thing?
1661  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Obama's in my video games. on: October 22, 2008, 09:17:33 PM
I don't understand how this is "shoved into your face". It's not something that is given particular focus from what I can tell, and it's put into a place that would make sense considering what game it is (I believe it's in Burnout Paradise too). I'm with everluck in thinking it's pretty creative.
1662  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: If you were stranded on an island and you could have one rpg what would it be? on: October 21, 2008, 08:49:47 PM
Answer is obvious...some kind of online RPG. =P

Those are generally designed to be endless in case people are too lazy to come rescue you for whatever reason.
1663  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 21, 2008, 11:09:51 AM
OMG DOUBLEPOSTIN

I just want people to know that the Halloween event this year is actually worth doing- at least the new part of it.



Not only is that cloak pretty cool, but if you're one of those naysayers of the events I suppose you'll have an incentive to do it since it gives items that have more than just sentimental value.



You can solo the event this year too, and it doesn't take too long. So hurry it up you crazy people.
1664  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Just Beat Shining Force 1 on the Virtual Console on: October 21, 2008, 05:25:10 AM
Oh please. You all know you abused 10-xp cures so that your healer could solo kill the entire game. D:
1665  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Just Beat Shining Force 1 on the Virtual Console on: October 20, 2008, 01:32:45 AM
The GBA remake was alright. The graphics were nice and all, but the bright colors are an artistic style I don't much prefer, and the difficulty was nonexistent.
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