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 on: April 24, 2015, 09:58:51 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by natros
First DIY plumbing job ever was successful. Replaced the p trap on the wash basin drain. I'm renting the house, and it's older, so some of the plumbing (and other crap) in there is also old. I did this none to soon, as the old p trap was almost entirely corroded through. Would have been damn ugly and gross if it gave while the clothes washer was emptying into the basin.  The slip nuts were also corroded, to the point of basically being grafted to the piping, so I had to run to HD for a large set of channel locks to get them off. Done deal after that. I don't know why anyone would use metal piping for plumbing. PVC all the way, fer shizzle.

 on: April 24, 2015, 09:51:00 AM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by natros
Dragon's Dogma: DA - Finished the main quest line. I switched back to the assassin vocation for the battle with the last boss/main dragon/can'trememberhisname, who actually ended up being kind of a push over. Granted, he got me close to dying 2 times, but that was mainly due to my carelessness in maneuvering. Having a ranger in my party really made a difference, as he was able to hit the dragon's heart at times when I couldn't get close enough to it with my own bow/daggers. Also, having my main pawn as a mage ensured everyone was healed and cured as necessary, so I didn't even have to use many healing items.
I was only level 51 out of a 200 cap upon fighting him, so I'm wondering how much stronger the extra (more difficult) bosses really are. Which means yes, I'll probably be spending a bit more time in the post game than I thought I would. Mainly just to see how difficult the different/new enemies are, and do a Bitterblack Isle run. I've seen more than enough of main game areas otherwise. 

 on: April 24, 2015, 09:33:12 AM 
Started by Embryon - Last post by Arvis
Random thought, but wouldn't you want this in the RPGFan music section? Preferably stickied?
This. When I first joined the forums a few weeks ago, I had to use the search function to even find this thread.  I had assumed it would be stickied in the Music section, or that maybe there was a dedicated "Podcasts" subforum somewhere, but couldn't find anything.

Btw, I'm still listening to the MOTY podcasts.  I'll keep posting my thoughts as I go.

 on: April 24, 2015, 08:23:26 AM 
Started by Azrael - Last post by Mickeymac92

I think he hurt himself at the end there. ^_^;

 on: April 24, 2015, 08:21:42 AM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Klutz64
I'm debating deleting School Idol Festival from my iPad.  It's a great game, but I think I'm getting too addicted to it.  Like to the point where my brain is saying,"you're addicted and it's depressing like a nicotine habit."  The only way I've been able to successfully conquer my addictions, no matter how minor or major, is to just cut that junk out cold turkey and never look back. 

And Klutz- Fairy Fencer F's balance issues will hit you later on.  With it, Mugen Souls Z, and Agarest 2, I got through the early portions pretty smoothly then before the halfway mark they pulled an about-face and started getting sadistic. 

I wouldn't NEVER look back. In fact, looking back after some time is how you tell whether you were addicted to the game or not. For instance, last year I quit Valkyrie Crusade cold turkey, and I was just thinking about it recently and realized I wasn't actually having that much fun with it anymore when I quit. If you realize you WERE enjoying yourself, then you weren't necessarily addicted, just really enjoying a game.

 on: April 24, 2015, 08:14:35 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by ZeronHitaro

This would make sense if Kefka wasn't in the top 2 or 3 for greatest villains in the history of RPG's.  And the reason no one mentions Terra being a terrible protagonist is because A) she shares the lead with Celes and Locke (as mentioned above) and B) she isn't terrible at all.  Her backstory is gutwrenching,

Personally I'm leaning towards no on both points.

Terra's backstory is generic and honestly rather plain. Replace 'Esper' with 'Elf' and you'll see what I mean. 'Humans and Elves can never co exist...oh look, a half-elf! Shock! Gasp! Magical shenanigans!' And then after that literally all her dialog is "I wanna know what love is NAAAAAAOOOOOWWWWW~!" If it was your first experience with the trope then sure, you're more than allowed to see it as memorable because everyone always adores their first Batman, Doctor, ect. Regardless of flaws in the presentation. But stock fantasy 101 is still stock fantasy 101.

And Kefka...eh. Upon the replay he really isn't leaving much of an impression on me as he did as a kid. Up until the floating island he's not a villain. He's a mook. No different from any other psychotic henchman archetype out there. What really makes him unique? The laughing? The fact that every NPC rags on him? His ineffectiveness at doing anything on his own? (The poisoning of Doma was only possible through Leo's cornering of their forces, village razing was the Emperor's orders, and the Esper-capturing was probably the Emperor's gift too; every other thing he is around for is committed by other Empire forces with him just watching.) Let's just get the central comparison out of the way. He's the Joker without any of the charm. He doesn't even have Golbez or Ex-Death's credits of having memorable pre-battles. You just sneeze and he falls over. As a player/reader I really don't care about him because at the end of the day he's not pulling the strings, the Emperor is. Screw Kefka, kill 'that' guy. (Pre-World of Ruin.)

And the only, only reason he becomes the primary antagonist in the World of Ruin is because of plot idiocy. Somehow the Emperor who knows about the ancient statues of magical power, can forge legions of Magi-Tek forces, and has been researching Espers and their lore for decades didn't know about the anti-magic field? Ballocks. Leo and Geshtal die in one blow but Kefka can talk a sword stab through the gut and live? Ballocks. Shadow can physically pin Kefka in between three massive statues but can't shiv him when he's in there? Balllllllooooocks.

I dunno, maybe I'm just jaded after consuming so many different stories. Maybe having to analyze the crap out of plot day in and day out keeps me from enjoying the basics. But Kefka...I just don't see it anymore.

 on: April 24, 2015, 07:51:27 AM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Mickeymac92
Oh wow, Chester is nuts. I may need to lower the difficulty if my next grind session doesn't help. I'm level 14 and just getting my butt completely kicked. I was going to ask how to beat him, but I looked it up on youtube, and I just have to be really fucking good at the game, which I'm not. -_-;

 on: April 24, 2015, 07:09:36 AM 
Started by Dice - Last post by Ranadiel
So I watched last week's episode of Agents of Shield. This episode covered May's Cavalry backstory...wow that was brutal. I saw where it was going fairly early on, but that didn't stop me from tearing up when it got there. Excellent episode.

 on: April 24, 2015, 06:58:30 AM 
Started by Dice - Last post by Ranadiel
iYakku has once again translated stuff for us --- this time it's of course the story trailer
I am so hyped after having watching this. I remember when people were worried that wouldn't be a strong central storyline. Not worried about that anymore. *giddy*

 on: April 24, 2015, 03:18:52 AM 
Started by bigdeath - Last post by DrGonzo
I might still just buy the Vita remakes, I have too little space on my hard drive and I don't have the money to get a new one.

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