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Klyde Chroma
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« Reply #9975 on: July 11, 2013, 03:25:56 PM »

I thank the boss above for tattooing each and every day. If I didn't have that life would be pretty grim for Klyde.

But I wasn't always a tattoo artist. No sir.... I have tried my hand at many things. Flower arrangements for funerals, baker, dildo saleman (yep, you read that correctly), tree trimming (manual tree trimming mind you, that is crawling up the trees by hand) for the power company, treasure hunting (I can elaborate if anyone cares for me too) and the list goes on....

Point being, I agree that good schooling does not necessarily equate to a good wage. I made decent money (decent enough to survive comfortably at least) doing all of the aforementioned, none of which required a degree. The ultimate truth, for me personally, about money is as follows... the more motivated I am to make it, the more I tend to accumulate. End of story.
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« Reply #9976 on: July 11, 2013, 03:44:33 PM »

I thought I recognised you, Klyde.
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« Reply #9977 on: July 11, 2013, 04:10:46 PM »

I thought I recognised you, Klyde.



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« Reply #9978 on: July 11, 2013, 04:13:33 PM »

I thought I recognised you, Klyde.
^Clearly referring to his baking days.

For me, it's more that I really don't find myself skilled at anything I actually want to do. My talents lie in non-fiction writing, math and other logical-minded things, and that's about it. Math I find incredibly tedious and boring and writing, well... I have nothing to write about because I don't really do exotic things or have interesting friends, and I am terrible when it comes to research.

Not trying to unload, just trying to clarify my situation without saying too much.
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« Reply #9979 on: July 11, 2013, 04:22:42 PM »

I thought I recognised you, Klyde.
^Clearly referring to his baking days.

For me, it's more that I really don't find myself skilled at anything I actually want to do. My talents lie in non-fiction writing, math and other logical-minded things, and that's about it. Math I find incredibly tedious and boring and writing, well... I have nothing to write about because I don't really do exotic things or have interesting friends, and I am terrible when it comes to research.

Not trying to unload, just trying to clarify my situation without saying too much.

No, you fool. You were supposed to be surprised that Mongoose worked for a power company. Look what happens, I go to put on pants and somebody ruins a good joke. :)

I can totally empathize with your school problems particularly when it comes to research. I loved my time at school getting a degree in film studies because I love film and I love learning. Unfortunately I am not talented nor motivated enough to go on and do a masters nor do the positions of museum curator or film festival organizator have any sway on my heart. And thus I am enrolled again in school for professional writing when I realized the only thing I could do with the degree was write about films, something which I have no talent for either, but I am willing to learn. And yeah, research sucks. I'd be a historian (minored in history) if I could bother with research.

Let's hope I didn't end up wasting money THIS time ;)
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« Reply #9980 on: July 11, 2013, 04:33:48 PM »

The ultimate truth, for me personally, about money is as follows... the more motivated I am to make it, the more I tend to accumulate. End of story.




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« Reply #9981 on: July 11, 2013, 07:54:58 PM »

Eurotrucks 2's on sale on gamersgate, guys. Get it :( It's great :(

Also debating whether I should get the Yses from steam NOW or wait and see if they're a daily deal.

Oh.

Also I never knew Orson Scott Card was such a homophobe.

I mean look. I read Ender's game. You get the... man look ENDER IS NAKED FOR LIKE THE ENTIRE BOOK. ON A SPACESHIP FILLED WITH NOTHING BUT OTHER NAKED BOYS. SORRY FOR DRAWING CONCLUSIONS BUT I MEAN.
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« Reply #9982 on: July 11, 2013, 07:58:12 PM »

Eurotrucks 2's on sale on gamersgate, guys. Get it :( It's great :(

Also debating whether I should get the Yses from steam NOW or wait and see if they're a daily deal.

Always wait for a Flash deal or Daily deal... always...

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« Reply #9983 on: July 11, 2013, 08:32:09 PM »

Speaking of deals, I need some RPG advice for Atlus' PSP sale. I recently purchased a .50 avatar on PSN which meant adding $5 in funds. I was originally going to save it to put towards Hatsune Miku. But to be honest with myself, I just decided to get both FFX/X-2 and KH 1.5, I have Rune Factory 4 on reserve, and I still have $45 left to pay for the Xillia CE. So really, I don't have the time or money for a rhythm game right now.

Lo and Behold, along comes Atlus with their PSP sale with a bunch of RPG's for under $4, so I'm asking for some advice on which one to get.

So far I'm thinking either Crimson Gem Saga or Hexyz Force, but I'm also interested in Yggdra Union and Knights in the Nightmare.

Some things I look for in a good RPG are:
1. Incentives to explore and experiment (Collectible and Unlockable junky)
2. A good story (Though it doesn't take much to impress me, if I'm being completely honest)
3. Variety and distractions (Awesome Mini-games FTW!!)
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« Reply #9984 on: July 11, 2013, 09:17:18 PM »

Yggdra Union is my favorite Sting game to this day.  It's not flashy and the story is serviceable but nothing special, but damn do I love the gameplay.  If you want a strategy RPG that actually requires strategy instead of grinding (in fact, grinding isn't even an option) then definitely consider it.  I know that when I played it I couldn't put it down.

Crimson Gem Saga is really, really, really, really bland.  I'm still not quite sure what people see in that game.  I don't really hate it or anything, it's a competent enough (other than some issues with difficulty spikes), but at the same time I can't think of a single aspect of the game that stands out.  Everything in the game has been done better elsewhere.  I can't possibly recommend it unless you're absolutely starved for a traditional turn-based JRPG and have already exhausted the many better titles out there...

Hexyz Force is also kind of bland, but not as bland as Crimson Gem Saga.  It at least introduces some better game mechanics.  Story is still pretty run-of-the-mill, though.

Knights in the Nightmare is...different.  Yup, definitely different.  I certainly applaud Sting for trying new things and there are a ton of interesting ideas in the game, but at the same time it never really all clicked for me.  I actually really like the core gameplay concept--this weird SRPG-meets-bullet-hell-shooter thing--but there are aspects of the game that feel convoluted just for the sake of being convoluted.  I don't feel like fighting the same monsters over and over on the same map over and over to finish a mission or the confusing between-mission leveling up and maintenance stuff really add much to the experience...

So yeah, my recommendation is Yggdra Union.
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« Reply #9985 on: July 11, 2013, 10:06:45 PM »

Thanks for the advice, I was certainly intrigued by Yggdra Union, so I'll most definitely go with that one/ Unless someone else changes my mind, haha.
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« Reply #9986 on: July 11, 2013, 10:15:11 PM »

Went for a long walk today and did some fishing. After that I hopped on the computer and grabbed Civ V:Gold, LFD2 and Sine Moira all for $35. Thanks Steam. I am content.  Sine Moira is a fucking RAD shooter:) haven't felt like this since Ikaruga. Oh, and I didn't catch any fish:S
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« Reply #9987 on: July 11, 2013, 10:59:03 PM »

Page 666... So who has the mark of the beast? :p
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« Reply #9988 on: July 12, 2013, 12:13:04 AM »

Crimson Gem Saga is really, really, really, really bland.  I'm still not quite sure what people see in that game.  I don't really hate it or anything, it's a competent enough (other than some issues with difficulty spikes), but at the same time I can't think of a single aspect of the game that stands out.  Everything in the game has been done better elsewhere.  I can't possibly recommend it unless you're absolutely starved for a traditional turn-based JRPG and have already exhausted the many better titles out there...

Hexyz Force is also kind of bland, but not as bland as Crimson Gem Saga.  It at least introduces some better game mechanics.  Story is still pretty run-of-the-mill, though.


Crimson Gem Saga at least had pretty sprites =\.  I agree the gameplay was boring and battles were either over in a flash or dragged it seemed.  Story was alright, but nothing at all to write home about.  I tried Hexyz force as well but just couldn't stomach it. 
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« Reply #9989 on: July 12, 2013, 01:43:27 AM »

I liked Riviera a lot but I never felt like I knew what I was doing in KitN, even when I was winning. Sort of felt like all of the strategy was in the setup, and the execution was entirely in the shmuppy stuff -- except that just amounted to menu manipulation.
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