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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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 31 
 on: Today at 02:11:45 AM 
Started by Daggerstrike - Last post by Dice
I think the P.E teacher might be a British specific joke. Here ex-army personal who work in schools are 99% P.E teachers, hence his disbelief that he is a Maths teacher.


Yeah the reaction from Gaf on that joke was pretty lost (many jumping to it being a racist thing [physical activity = a black thing] than a 'soldier thing'). 

IIRC the 'soldier-hating' was just 'cause the Doctor doesn't like them or guns, right?

I think the P.E teacher might be a British specific joke. Here ex-army personal who work in schools are 99% P.E teachers, hence his disbelief that he is a Maths teacher.

Ah...
Here in America, P.E teachers are old pedophiles.

(Fun fact, my primary school P.E teacher was arrested and jailed due to touching young boys)
(Following fact, I guess I wasn't his type)

Or lesbians, according to Clueless.  And my high school PE teacher.
... Either way, the PE joke is *still* terribly lost on us non-British aliens.


 32 
 on: Today at 01:58:04 AM 
Started by Dice - Last post by Cyril
What's important to keep in mind about the Kalm flashback is that Cloud isn't the only one who's taking the wrong thing away from the incident. Sephiroth was going off of Hojo's notes during the event at the time, and as the game wears on, it becomes quite evident that Hojo doesn't really have a fucking clue as to what he's talking about or really doing. In the end, both Hojo and Sephiroth wind up pulling each other's strings as Hojo lets Hojo Jr. run off with his prize specimen as he really wants to see what the outcome of Sephy's rampage with her/it, while Sephiroth basically knows that Sephy Sr. was way off the mark, that he's his daddy's biggest accomplishment and just how far he'll go to aid his own ambitions for the sake of seeing the results.

I think this is what is the most terrifying about Hojo.  He took a nosedive into completely unknown scientific (or, scientific/magic/magitek whatever) territory and tossed aside any moral quandaries towards life itself that might have held back his progress. The utter apathy towards his subjects - including the planet - paired with him assuming he understands something as powerful as the Planet and JENOVA makes him the cause of almost every single problem in the game. And he does this all with science and because he wants to see what will happen, not out of any specific intentions or agenda.

 33 
 on: Today at 01:35:19 AM 
Started by Dice - Last post by Starmongoose
Did Jenova have anything to do with magic, monsters, superheroes or villians? If anything was the equvilent to midoclorians it's the Lifestream, aka Mako energy aka the plants life force.

 34 
 on: Today at 01:28:53 AM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Kevadu
Event SR are weaker than normal SR.

Is that actually true?  They seem about the same to me...

Of course scouting gives you a shot at URs, but those are extra rare.

 35 
 on: Today at 01:27:46 AM 
Started by Dice - Last post by Aeolus
JENOVA was basically to FFVII what Midiclorians were to Parasite Eve (and Phantom Menace). Sci-Fi technobabble bullshit as to why there's magic, monsters, and superheroes/villains running amok. Kinda like how Nanomachines, Parallel Dimensions and Genetic Engineering are to today's Sci-Fi technobabble bullshit.

Especially when you consider just how many times Hojo starts an experiment that also ends with the insertion of JENOVA cells.

Otherwise, yeah. She/It is implicitly implied to be a space alien given the fact that North Crater and the Planet's formation of the WEAPONs were a direct result of her/it's arrival.

What's important to keep in mind about the Kalm flashback is that Cloud isn't the only one who's taking the wrong thing away from the incident. Sephiroth was going off of Hojo's notes during the event at the time, and as the game wears on, it becomes quite evident that Hojo doesn't really have a fucking clue as to what he's talking about or really doing. In the end, both Hojo and Sephiroth wind up pulling each other's strings as Hojo lets Hojo Jr. run off with his prize specimen as he really wants to see what the outcome of Sephy's rampage with her/it, while Sephiroth basically knows that Sephy Sr. was way off the mark, that he's his daddy's biggest accomplishment and just how far he'll go to aid his own ambitions for the sake of seeing the results.

But otherwise, the Kalm Flashback is probably one of the better examples of a flashback done in videogames due to the way its handled, the way it takes advantage of the inherent strength of the video game medium and the way the plot ties into it (and the fact that it really doesn't have a lot of worth competitors).

As for the game's handling of Barret, I don't think the localization did him any justice by trying to make him like B.A. Baracus. Granted, the effect was memorable due to the cheeziness and tone-deaf nature of the caricature, but it really speaks of the juvenile nature of how localizations and the video game industry were back in the day (and to a certain respect, still are today). That said, I can see why the translator/localizer went with that due to the fucked up nature of the game's plot/flow. Seriously, the entire Midgar section is one big Cyberpunk homage/cluster of crazy shit like the Honey Bee Inn and Sector 6 in general, but once you get out of that, suddenly the entire tone of the game changes to the more conventional FF formula and only occasionally looks back (namely whenever Shinra's top mooks are involved). The dude probably committed to the idea early on, and slowly phased it out once the tone changed with the occasional lapse for effect/spicing up what was probably dry source material.

 36 
 on: Today at 01:20:45 AM 
Started by Daggerstrike - Last post by Annubis
I think the P.E teacher might be a British specific joke. Here ex-army personal who work in schools are 99% P.E teachers, hence his disbelief that he is a Maths teacher.

Ah...
Here in America, P.E teachers are old pedophiles.

(Fun fact, my primary school P.E teacher was arrested and jailed due to touching young boys)
(Following fact, I guess I wasn't his type)

 37 
 on: Today at 01:14:49 AM 
Started by Daggerstrike - Last post by Starmongoose
I think the P.E teacher might be a British specific joke. Here ex-army personal who work in schools are 99% P.E teachers, hence his disbelief that he is a Maths teacher.

 38 
 on: Today at 01:01:50 AM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Annubis
I've sort of been obsessing over the ranking rewards and I don't know why...In addition to the normal event rewards for achieving certain numbers of points there are additional rewards at the end based on your overall rank.  Most of them aren't that exciting, though.

It looks like I'm going to be in the 2001-4000 tier which gets me a scouting ticket (one free honor student scouting).  I'm fairly close to the next tier up but the only difference would be...an XP card again.  Not really worth fighting for.

Now if you rank 1000 or better then it's a different story.  You actually get the event's SR card again, which means you can idolize it right away.  Of course I'm nowhere near getting that kind of rank.  Though it may be 'only' a bit over a thousand places better than where I'm at, competition for those top spots is fierce.  In fact if you look at the very top, even if you were a perfect player and never stopped playing the game long enough for your LP gauge to fill back up (including sleep) you would not be able to achieve those kind of scores.  Those people must be burning love gems like crazy, and the only way they're getting that many to burn is if they're buying them.

It's kind of scary how much money you could potentially sink into this game (and for what, really...).  That's why I refuse to spend even a dime, because it looks like a slippery slope to me.

Event SR are weaker than normal SR.
If I was to pour tons of money on the game, I'd just recruit for 11 -> guaranteed SRs instead of shoving money to get event SRs.
That said, I guess those that do it want to get the cards for their collection.

 39 
 on: Today at 12:58:36 AM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by MeshGearFox
I feel like I'm having an easier time with Daifukkatsu than Espgaluda 2. Like specifically if I just ignored chaining completely, MOST of DFK feels manageable until level 5 starts, although I've yet to get that without continuing. Level 2 is Espgaluda 2 has some really tricky bits near the end, and a total of three enemies that have this bullet pattern that really annoys me.

I feel actively sad that I don't like the Seiken game as much as I used to :T I feel actively sad that I remember playing SD3 when I was in highschool like it was yesterday :T I feel actively sad about almost getting arrested for breaking into a highschool computer lab yesterday :T

 40 
 on: Today at 12:47:29 AM 
Started by ULTROS! - Last post by Cyril
Absolutely agreed. Gaius is the best, easily one of my favorite characters in the entire series.  He's hilarious in just about every skit he's in.

It doesn't help that he's hot as hell.

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