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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Starmongoose on January 20, 2017, 11:25:19 AM »
I think your attitude really helped you get that high score. It was probably like a mirror to him, showing how petty he was being and didn't like what he saw and felt guilty.
General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Annubis on January 20, 2017, 11:22:52 AM »
I had a bad experience with tennis =/

I took tennis as a class in college (it was that or soccer and I don't really like soccer... too much running around).
I have a pretty nonchalant / zen attitude and somehow the teacher saw that as me not giving a flying fuck about his class.
The guy was always on my case and in one class, he started yelling and insulting me in front of everyone for a good 10 minutes.
Stuff like "you just don't give a shit do you?", "I'm wasting my time on you little fuck", etc.
Answered all his shit calmly each time which pumped him up and made him rage even more.

I guess the guy realized he was in deep shit later that day because at the next class he came to me and gave me a total sob story and excuses.
I could have ended his teaching career if I reported it but I'm not really vindictive so I just shrugged it off.
I passed his class with a really high score... much higher than it should have been.
Single-Player RPGs / Re: Artimicia's JRPG battle
« Last post by Starmongoose on January 20, 2017, 11:21:44 AM »
You've got it a bit wrong, but it jogged my memory.

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Luca was actually the legitimate child. His sister, Jillia was the rape baby and actually turned out to be pretty nice? Luca actually saw it happen though, so I can see why he'd be a bit loco after watching his mum get raped. Geez Suikoden 2 was a heavy game.

He's totally crazy FOR A REASON. It's a great reason to be crazy bananapants, but it still kinda just boils down to him being crazy and killing lots of people for no greater purpose than he is crazy. I love me a good psycho, and Luca Blight is one of the best, but I definitely appreciate some motivations in my antagonists. 
General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by natros on January 20, 2017, 11:18:06 AM »
Leaving work early today so I can build my new gaming PC before the wife and child come home (won't be able to get it done in a timely manner with li'l dude clamoring for attention). Haven't done a build in years, so I'm actually excited. Gonna grab a sixer on the way home, and go nuts. As geeky as it sounds, I can't wait to run the stress tests.
I was just going to throw a new graphics card on the the current system, but then I realized that system has wayyy outdated components. May as well replace it all so I don't have to worry about doing so for at least a few years from now. It's gonna be awesome to have newer games running much clearer/smoother.
Single-Player RPGs / Re: Artimicia's JRPG battle
« Last post by Annubis on January 20, 2017, 11:14:07 AM »
The only thing that really got me with Lucas Blight is that the guy has mommy issues.
The game pretty much points to something there being the entire problem with him but doesn't actually give you an answer.

It's been a while so I don't remember very well, but I think you could fill the blanks to something like this?
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his mother was of low birth and it made his entire life a hell among other nobles. His hatred for her for making him turned him into a misogynist, his hatred for his father tossing his mother aside into a patricist and his hatred for his bullies/fellow man a psychopath.
Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality.
« Last post by Starmongoose on January 20, 2017, 11:01:54 AM »
Turn-Based combat fan here. Neither turn-based nor action games make me think much.

I ain't playin Dr Whatshisfaces Brain Training.

Action tends to be a bit trial and errory, or button mashy.

Turn-based can be a bit "What's the weakpoint? Ok, expoit that forever".

Neither genres are more cerebral than the other, it's just something that's been increasingly bugging me over time.

Turn-based peope like to paint themselves as the Chess masters of the RPG world.

Action players like to paint themselves as the Korean Starcraft 2 mechanics masters of the RPG world.

They are just two styles of game ya'll, one ain't any better than the other, it's all just personal preference.
Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Last post by Klutz64 on January 20, 2017, 10:58:59 AM »
Everyone loved the first Conjuring and talked about how terrifying it was and what an excellent horror movie it was. Now it takes little effort to frighten me, but when I finally got around to seeing The Conjuring, I thought it was the tamest horror movie I've ever seen.
Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality.
« Last post by Alisha on January 20, 2017, 10:51:48 AM »
With exceptions, I kinda feel that way about turn-based....
C'est la vie.

Turn based combat requires me to think. Holding the pwn button till i win and occasionally holding square to dodge is brain dead.
Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Last post by natros on January 20, 2017, 10:49:39 AM »
Lights Out - For a PG-13 scary movie, it's actually decent. As with such scary movies, there's lots of jump scares, but most are pretty effective here. The monster manages to stay creepy throughout. Plus, the acting is not bad, and the main actress is super fine.

Also saw Conjuring 2. Like Wan's other scary movies, the first half has a few genuine scares, and the second half is filled with less-scary scares,  along with dreck that has to make unnecessary emotional sense of the whole thing. This film is way too long for a scary movie. Still, not terrible overall. Seen much worse.
Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem Echoes
« Last post by Hathen on January 20, 2017, 10:38:26 AM »
I've never played FE Gaiden, but I honestly wasn't a big fan of Shadow Dragon so I'm not sure I'd like this one either. SD was too faithful of a remake, I'd rather they'd have added more character stuff and redid some gameplay stuff like maybe adding Lord/Thief promotes and making it so that Marth isn't the only one able to visit villages.

I did appreciate some things about Shadow Dragon though. It introduced reclassing of course, and I actually rather liked the unrestricted nature of it in SD. Hard 5 is ridiculous but I actually prefer something like that over Maniac mode where everything has Vantage+ and such.
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