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1801  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: April 03, 2008, 01:14:20 PM
I put off Assault for a while, but I got a chance to do Nyzul with some newbies today, which was pretty fun.

As a result, I got my 5th new-mission clear for my rank, since it was my first time, so I went out and found the footprint pretty fast.



In addition, I've decided to start soliing avatars every now and then since my DNC sub is just about done (About 2k off 37).



So tonight I went for the last whisper I need for my Moon Bauble, Leviathan. On my way there, go figure I see this guy up, running around for a quite a while before someone came along and decided to claim him:



Funny, considering how just a few days ago there was a decent amount amount of people camping against me.

I was actually going to try to solo Leviathan last night, but when I got to the protocrystal, I realized I hadn't flagged the quest. *insert failure music* So I flagged it and went to bed, and went to solo him today. I basically keep myself in top notch shape the whole fight until they hit under 50%, which is when I brace for a huge impact.

Apparently, full HP on a Tarutaru Ninja is not always enough to endure this heavily huge-pronged assault on my ass.



Go figure the avatar I can't solo is the one the server is named after.
1802  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Stardust on: April 02, 2008, 04:29:29 AM
It's been a while since I've watched it, but I'm wondering what you mean by rude humor. The only one that sticks out in my mind at the moment is the part where the witch
Code:
casts a spell and her boobs fall.


I was watching it with a few friends, and pretty much all of us laughed at that one.
1803  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: April 02, 2008, 04:18:55 AM
I dunno, I guess I don't often hit this kind of efficiency soloing at level ~30, even on BLU. Though I will admit the times I soloed on BLU, I didn't use food/juice, so that probably affected it quite a bit.

Hit max Campaign rank, and when I hit max rank in something, you KNOW its time to fucking update it:

1804  The Rest / General Discussions / April Fool's history lesson on: April 02, 2008, 04:11:16 AM
I dunno, most of the smart girls I've met are satisfied with just doing something on Valentine's Day instead of expecting a gift.

How special does something end up being when someone is getting it for you out of obligation?
1805  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: March 31, 2008, 08:54:17 AM
While Dancer sucks in endgame, I'm relatively sure being able to do this solo is the definition of broken:

1806  The Rest / General Discussions / DICE NEEDS HELP- advertising class questionnaire! on: March 31, 2008, 01:27:56 AM
1. Do you smoke cigarettes?
No.

12. If you do not smoke, why not?
Typical health reasons.

If you do smoke, skip to next question.

13. What brand of cigarettes first comes to mind?
Camels

14. Name some other cigarette brands/companies you have heard of.
Marlboro


15. Have you noticed any recent against smoking advertisements?
Yes

If no, skip to question 21.

16. Have you seen/heard of the series of Stupid.ca advertisements?
No

If no, skip to question 21.

21. Whatís your opinion of cigarettes?
If I really started smoking, I'd really would rather be smoking cigars since cigars are usually just the plant itself without all the crap they put into cigarettes to give it a consistent taste. To me, there doesn't seem to be much point to smoking cigarettes, though some people use it to control their weight or whatnot. Overall, they do more bad than good.

22. Whatís your opinion of cigarette products?
With all the other stuff that's illegal, I really think tobacco should be the same. Unfortunately when people realized how bad it was for you, it was already too late.

23. Whatís your opinion of cigarette companies?
Don't like 'em. They are smart, though.


DEMOGRAPHICS

24. What is your gender?
Male

25. What is your age?
[13-18]

26. What is your current occupation?
(Circle any that apply)
[student]


27. Approx. Annual Income:
[Under $4,9999]

Quote from: "Shiguma"
Stuff


Just because there's other things around that are bad for you doesn't make it any less unhealthy for you to be smoking. Some people who are nice towards grossly overweight people do it because they're under the impression they're usually rejected by their peers/society (Which is usually the case).

Like V-Dawg said, smokers more often than not affect those around them with second-hand smoke. Regardless of how many regulations you put in, it can still affect the people around them, albeit less than before. Though, the same might be said of overweight people, since it's easier for you to become overweight if others around you are.

I think the thing about smoking is that people tend to think its easier to "fix" than obesity, because obesity is caused by a natural function that we have to do every day (Eating) while smoking is something the individual chose to do at some point. Personally, I think laws are moving in the right direction by increasing the tax on cigarettes, etc. so later generations have less and less motivations to smoke. There's not much they can do about the people already addicted, but the least they can do is try to prevent more people from smoking.
1807  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: March 29, 2008, 02:07:24 PM
omg double post D:

Finished a quest today, end of the Mannequin quests thread. I can now pose my mannequin! Whee.

One thing I think WoW doesn't have, is the cinematic storytelling done in FFXI. Seeing stories like this just make you fall in love with the game all over again. Don't want to spoil it, but here's a little snippet to give you an idea:



Despite being rather predictable, it was still pretty heavy when it's actually seen.

Random screenshot of the day:

1808  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: March 26, 2008, 08:55:41 AM
Things have been rather uneventful, but I guess I should interrupt this by posting a random NM for teh winz.



And to the victor go the spoils.

1809  The Rest / General Discussions / So THAT'S why no JRPG character wears visible armor. on: March 26, 2008, 05:21:02 AM
The important thing is not whether its happening or not, its where its happening.

Statistically, someone dies of cancer every so many seconds- but you don't see people around you dropping like flies regularly.

Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

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Sorry Hathen, but even if guns are illegal to own, there still are ways to get them for people who want them. I doubt it would be as rare as you'd think, but then again *shrug*


Unfortunately, we're going to have to live our lives under the philosophy that things will be consistent in the world, and we won't run into someone that just happens to illegally own a gun. Kind of like how we have to walk outside everyday under the assumption we won't meet that one googolplex chance that every particle of Earth will just suddenly come apart. Like I said above, where its happening is important.

If a student in Japan were to attacking Dincrest for example, it'd most likely be with a knife, since the steps to obtain a gun illegally turn young people away from bothering- which is why you don't really hear about massacres happening in Japanese schools involving guns. Almost all the ones I've heard involved knives, etc.
1810  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Holic Online? on: March 25, 2008, 08:58:21 PM
I'm always a fan of checking out new MMOs I guess, especially if they're free, so I took a look, and it's nothing new compared to the load of other MMOs that Korea pumps out. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but yeah, it's pretty much a lot of grinding and treasure seeking (Just like PSO).

I liked the art style of the game, though that probably won't hold me over for too long. That seems to be the main concern in Korean games- they focus a lot on graphics, so they end up making games that look stunning (Granado Espada or Rappelz) but end up just being the same, drab grind found in most other MMOs, lacking the lasting appeal of FFXI or WoW's endgame though. Ultimately, the only real thing that keeps people playing is if they can play with real life friends, like Maple Story. For a free game, it's amazing though, heh.
1811  The Rest / General Discussions / So THAT'S why no JRPG character wears visible armor. on: March 25, 2008, 02:12:40 PM
It's illegal for civilians to own guns in Japan, so the chances of you running into someone with a gun is pretty slim, I think.
1812  The Rest / General Discussions / LeBron James is an apish, backwards, subhuman negro. on: March 25, 2008, 07:16:59 AM
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"Vogue deserves criticism, but more blame should go to LeBron and other black athletes, who need to exercise stricter control of their images. If LeBron is brave enough to wear a Yankees cap at an Indians playoff game, picking up a history book and educating himself shouldn't cause a strain."


Yeah, because the instant a big-name athlete picks up a book, it's going to influence all the young people to do the same. I highly doubt LeBron James is particularly well-educated, nor if he even cares, since he rich as all hell just from playing basketball. Most people I know in high school that wanted to make a living off playing basketball couldn't care less about educating themselves.

Personally I think people criticizing this for "racism" look at things like this too simplistically. The people I knew in high school who honestly thought they were going to make a living off playing basketball (Most of whom are black, to be blunt) already knew why they need to do well in school/go to college, but they didn't bother studying or doing well in class because they're lazy, not because of some racist idea. Well, it's not that it's not there, just that people act as if its the only reason.

I think that just the fact that LeBron James exists is a factor in this popular idea. He got big when he was only 18 years old, so there's no reason that it shouldn't happen again, to someone else- who am I to question whether one of the people I know will make it big or not?

Like others, I found this to be more sexist than racist. Big muscular man grabbing tall, sexy woman around the waist? Whatever.
1813  The Rest / General Discussions / Awesome/Stupid YouTube Video Thread on: March 18, 2008, 04:40:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZitGSrLO6k

This guy is probably the funniest guy I've ever seen on youtube.
1814  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: March 15, 2008, 06:36:25 PM
The proc rate on Retaliation is about 15% I hear, but as I recall, you still take damage with Retaliation. So it's actually exactly what it's called- you still get hit, you just hit them back.
1815  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: March 13, 2008, 10:35:20 AM
Doesn't matter what order you level your subs in since you're going to need to level them all anyway.
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