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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Annubis on August 15, 2017, 09:45:55 AM »
I think I would recommend starting with the Unlimited Blade Works TV series (2014/2015).  Fate/Zero is a prequel so you could watch that first but it's the kind of prequel that I feel you would get more out of if you're already familiar with the main story.

Ignore the Studio Deen TV series.  It's not even worth watching at this point.

And once you're done with that, all that's left is to watch Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya Carnival Phantasm.

Fixed that for you.

Not that I disagree (Carnaval Phantasm was great) but he'd need to either watch or play Tsukihime before that.
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Hathen on August 15, 2017, 09:28:31 AM »
All the new Orbs mean I might get 2 more goes instead of 1 at Hero Fest before it ends.

4* Florina: stop infecting my game Tomara
5* Celica: off banner 5*, stop infecting my game Tomara
So apparently the FE gods heard my earlier complaint about a bad IV Celica and decided to give me one with +SPD -DEF. Now I have to decide if I want a +1 Celica or if I want to save the Distant Defense to give to someone else in the future. I'm leaning towards the former since I already inherited a bunch of skills onto my -SPD Celica, and I can't think of a lot of uses for Distant Defense right now.
4* Roy: Another +SPD -DEF Hero. -RES or -HP probably would be the more ideal set because you don't want to be losing physical defense on this guy. I might end up just using him for Triangle Adept again.
4* Marth: Another-another +SPD -DEF Hero. Not sure if that's good on him, but I guess I'll keep him around for now.
4* Serra: -SPD. Had to come back to it eventually. At least Serra's one of the good healers to pull though, Recover's the most reliable heal in the game. Getting Hone Attack 1&2 at the same time is nice too.

So now that my Hero Fest pity rate has reset I have to decide if I want to keep pulling in there or try to cash in my Nohrian Scummer pity rate. My rate on Nohrian Scummer is 4.5/4.5% versus Hero Fest which starts at 5%/3%, so I actually have a slightly better chance at something good from the Nohr banner (though it's not like I have enough orbs for that to really matter). The Sacred Stones banner is tempting me too, they knew what they were doing when they gave it same deadline as the Nohrian one. If I'm really, really lucky I might be able to pull a Summer Corrin and then still have 15 orbs left over to get a full pull out of Sacred Stones before it ends.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Aeolus on August 15, 2017, 06:22:05 AM »
I think I would recommend starting with the Unlimited Blade Works TV series (2014/2015).  Fate/Zero is a prequel so you could watch that first but it's the kind of prequel that I feel you would get more out of if you're already familiar with the main story.

Ignore the Studio Deen TV series.  It's not even worth watching at this point.

And once you're done with that, all that's left is to watch Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya Carnival Phantasm.

Fixed that for you.
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Aeolus on August 15, 2017, 06:17:05 AM »
I managed to get rank ~2500 or so in Arena Assault. I dropped quite a bit over the week but I think the best an FTP player can hope for is the 500-1000 tier if they're really, really lucky with their pulls. If I decide to merge all those extra Effies I got I might actually end up qualifying for that, but I think I'll save my feathers for actual units.

I don't know if you've tried yet but I suppose you can try giving a high-score setting team a shot. I use Zephiel, Effie, Reinhardt, and Anna on my first team (they're all fully SI'd and Reinhardt is +2, but he's a horse so he drags the score down anyway). The thing is that whales actually have a really easy time getting a perfect score because units like Reinhardt stop showing up at the highest tiers- everything you fight is just the same armor team if I'm not mistaken. It's why there's a massive pileup of god knows how many people at rank 1. I still run into plenty of Reinhardts and Bridellias though.

As for Legion, I beat Infernal the first time around, but I don't recall my strategy too well. I just barely won though, with Roy+Dancer key to winning. Plus if my Roy wasn't +DEF he would've died due to attrition- Legion hits hard as hell.

Armor March sounds fucking incredible on paper, but it also sounds like it doesn't actually affect her

The skill says "unit and any such allies can move 1 extra space", so I think Amelia's actually is affected by it. So I guess the best choice here is for a T-shape formation with Amelia in the center if you're going full armor emblem. Tana might end up being popular on armor teams to fling units around though.

You guys are way too lucky, what with getting actual focus units and getting 1.4 bonusses :(

Hey, I got my Celica way back before the Alm Tempest Trial so it's not like I pulled her just in time. And she's -SPD like half my roster if that makes you feel better.

Also expanding on the whole "continuous auto for Tempest thing"- units with self-sustainability, 1-2 range counters, or vantage help to AIdiot-proof your team. Takumi hasn't gotten much use since I pulled him but he's a real star on continuous auto with just his base kit + Vantage. I gave Celica Renewal 3 a while back because that one Fae I pulled had -ATK. I imagine units with Sol/Noontime would be decent too, so Alfonse might actually have a use for once. If you use healers remember to unequip their weapon so the AIdiot will actually use them to heal instead of just kamikaze-ing them for 3 damage.

Legion doesn't just hit hard as hell but is also hella fast and has so many goddamn HP that he can easily survive a round or two of concentrated firepower.


As for what the new skills say, yeah, Amelia's is a full Move booster, which is hella good for Armor Emblem (I'd have her replace my Draug if I can pull her). Meanwhile, the language for Tana's new skill is also out in the game and its not nearly as good as I first thought as it only has a 2-panel range limit, so that limits the potential of mass teleportation.


And on that note, I went and pulled for those Magvellians and all I got were 4 star Sheena, Kagero, Saizo and a 3 star Nino and Subaki. Decent pull, but not what I wanted. The rest of my Orbs are pretty much earmarked for Norhian Scummer now unless I can turn the tables on that one.
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Tomara on August 15, 2017, 02:56:10 AM »
I ended up at rank 9041, probably because my best characters tend to be of the glass cannon variety, making it difficult to make a team with a high rating. It's not a bad place to be though. The reward is decent.

Oh, Sacred Stones banner is here! Free summon! I'll do my best! :D

4* Florina - ... "I try to do the best I can at everything". Well, obviously you're not trying hard enough, because you're not the pegasus knight I wanted.
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General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« Last post by Rucks on August 15, 2017, 02:12:17 AM »
This Charlottesville thing is chaos. 

During the election I was shocked to learn how many of my friends, family and acquaintances were racists or had very racist leanings.

Now, after neo-Nazis caused a bunch of violence that left 3 people dead, I'm still somehow naively shocked to learn how many of my friends, family and acquaintances not only fail to repudiate that sort of behavior but are downright sympathetic to Nazis and Nazi ideology.

I might not sleep a wink tonight...
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Annubis on August 15, 2017, 12:07:06 AM »
I think I would recommend starting with the Unlimited Blade Works TV series (2014/2015).  Fate/Zero is a prequel so you could watch that first but it's the kind of prequel that I feel you would get more out of if you're already familiar with the main story.

Ignore the Studio Deen TV series.  It's not even worth watching at this point.

And once you're done with that, all that's left is to watch Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Kevadu on August 14, 2017, 11:46:40 PM »
I think I would recommend starting with the Unlimited Blade Works TV series (2014/2015).  Fate/Zero is a prequel so you could watch that first but it's the kind of prequel that I feel you would get more out of if you're already familiar with the main story.

Ignore the Studio Deen TV series.  It's not even worth watching at this point.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Klutz64 on August 14, 2017, 09:42:14 PM »
Another kinda newbie question for y'all, but... if I were to be interested in possibly checking out the FATE series', is there an order that would work best to view them in? Or at least one you'd recommend starting with before the others?
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Hathen on August 14, 2017, 08:56:01 PM »
I managed to get rank ~2500 or so in Arena Assault. I dropped quite a bit over the week but I think the best an FTP player can hope for is the 500-1000 tier if they're really, really lucky with their pulls. If I decide to merge all those extra Effies I got I might actually end up qualifying for that, but I think I'll save my feathers for actual units.

I don't know if you've tried yet but I suppose you can try giving a high-score setting team a shot. I use Zephiel, Effie, Reinhardt, and Anna on my first team (they're all fully SI'd and Reinhardt is +2, but he's a horse so he drags the score down anyway). The thing is that whales actually have a really easy time getting a perfect score because units like Reinhardt stop showing up at the highest tiers- everything you fight is just the same armor team if I'm not mistaken. It's why there's a massive pileup of god knows how many people at rank 1. I still run into plenty of Reinhardts and Bridellias though.

As for Legion, I beat Infernal the first time around, but I don't recall my strategy too well. I just barely won though, with Roy+Dancer key to winning. Plus if my Roy wasn't +DEF he would've died due to attrition- Legion hits hard as hell.

Armor March sounds fucking incredible on paper, but it also sounds like it doesn't actually affect her

The skill says "unit and any such allies can move 1 extra space", so I think Amelia's actually is affected by it. So I guess the best choice here is for a T-shape formation with Amelia in the center if you're going full armor emblem. Tana might end up being popular on armor teams to fling units around though.

You guys are way too lucky, what with getting actual focus units and getting 1.4 bonusses :(

Hey, I got my Celica way back before the Alm Tempest Trial so it's not like I pulled her just in time. And she's -SPD like half my roster if that makes you feel better.

Also expanding on the whole "continuous auto for Tempest thing"- units with self-sustainability, 1-2 range counters, or vantage help to AIdiot-proof your team. Takumi hasn't gotten much use since I pulled him but he's a real star on continuous auto with just his base kit + Vantage. I gave Celica Renewal 3 a while back because that one Fae I pulled had -ATK. I imagine units with Sol/Noontime would be decent too, so Alfonse might actually have a use for once. If you use healers remember to unequip their weapon so the AIdiot will actually use them to heal instead of just kamikaze-ing them for 3 damage.
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