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Thread LTTP: Bravely Default
The brave/default system is interesting but that alone would not have been enough, what elevated it was the combination with all the different job combos and abilities. This lets you pull off some stupid nonsense that breaks the game and that can be incredibly satisfying. Some of the strategies were broken enough that the developers made some of the optional online bosses specifically counter those strategies. I can't remember specifically which ones though, it was too long ago. The story and the twist was fine, I know a lot of people hated the repetitiveness of it but it never bothered me too much. I was mostly flying through it any way. The music was great. The QOL stuff such as adjusting encounter rates whenever you wanted and I seem to recall being able to adjust exp or something like that too made things better as well. One of my favourite JRPGs mechanically.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Midnight Tides)
I really enjoyed Trull's story. You are absolutely right in that he begins HoC as a bit of a broken mess, but through Onrack and travelling I think he perks up a bit. You can look forward to seeing Trull at the present and in the past. It adds a little bit of fun to see some of his character pop back up or you sort of identify which part of him the exile didn't really take away. Originally, I had thought this book was Trull's recount of the events to Onrack and others present with him but as a reader we get a lot more than what Trull would have known. Still, it is good to keep that in mind I guess that at present Trull is telling his story to others. I enjoy comparing Trull's journey and character to Karsa's because they contrast so much yet hit some of the same obstacles, come across some of the same characters even and are both just interesting to follow for different reasons. It helps that they were both introduced in the beginning of HoC but Karsa steals a lot of the show in HoC.Which of the books has a "happy ending" so far? All of them have some degree of satisfying conclusion but I'm not sure they can be considered happy. With that said, this book does change things up a little because
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Thread This #%^
I really enjoy Zhou Shen. That he sings so well in a few styles and multiple languages is amazing. His duets are strong too. Does some great covers. The build up towards the end of this one is so good. Link cause YT embed looks to be wonky. Also, in a similar spirit to this thread, this video is the same two from above singing the faces off the panel. I enjoy seeing the reactions of them getting blown away. IIRC they are covering a song from one of the panel members. And then there is weird stuff like this. Warning: Concerty flashy lights. Context: Originally a vocaloid song that parodies traditional story of a warrior saving a princess from a dragon. It uses long meaningless character names and the story is told from different character perspectives so the voice used changes accordingly during this performance. You can yt the same song with English lyrics somewhere probably.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Was a little late to the Red Panda Trio comic. I actually really liked it. It was oddly charming. Had a good laugh at drunk but the ending killed me. The reactions resonates with me so much lol.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Midnight Tides)
So moving into Midnight Tides (and TB+RG a little) there are some contentions with the time line for some characters. There is also a being that supposedly can move through time so take that as you will and know that if you get a little confused, that is probably normal and it fits better, mostly, after the facts are laid out by the end of the book(s) as usual with MBoTF. I never really caught any problems following the time line too much because I honestly didn't pay that much attention to it. I haven't been following the last few updates, you smashed them all out while I was away but I actually somewhat enjoyed the book because it was a step back from the intensity and heaviness of MoI and such. The stakes here doesn't feel as high even though a lot happens but the fact is that we know major players that are seen throughout the series and the book such as Cotillion and Shadowthrone are really involved too much in the major conflicts, they merely have their fingers in the pies which sort of means the game goes on after this putting a bit of a downer on things. This book however gets some massive bonus points from me, not in terms of being enjoyable (which it is) but in how much it introduces, how much it starts. Everything from GoTM to MoI feels like a backdrop somewhat. Unlike GoTM however, we have a lot more knowledge of the world to make sense of things. Things a lot more now. Here, we see the formation of the House of Chains, we get dumps on different perspectives and different players that are chosen willingly or not as the champions of the HoC. We see the first steps of the Bonehunters and have them compared with some of the greatests, we see that despite never being able to measure up, they did not buckle either. We see Tavore lead as a Fist and overcome various challenges. There are characters and factions that we now know more of that has a role to play yet.We start to see the vision of the journey, we start to see beings such as Karsa and the interactions with other key figures such as K&QB, all of these help set the scene over all and the scene looks epic in scale. That feels like the purpose of HoC to me, it was a necessary journey to ensure we understand the characters, the factions, the stakes. The moment Tavore met Sha'ik would not have had the same impact if we had not followed both parties for such a long time and see both struggle in similar yet different ways. The same happens for other characters and points going forward. There are also moments of course. The reunion of the remaining Bridgeburners is one of those moments that is hard to describe. Again with WJ I find the impact much stronger when viewed from how gutted others feel about it. Kalam moments are also fantastic. For characters like Crokus, Apsalar, Karsa, Traveller and such. They move abouts about seem to be somewhat meandering through it all without clear direction but each time we see a little bit about their character, their mindset or their capabilities. To me, this is both giving hints that they are potentially vital pieces on the field yet to be played or still in play. If you think about someone like Apsalar, someone who can draw upon memories of the Patron of Assassins, that is crazy and that is definitely a "shaved knuckle" type of card to be played regardless of whether they are active for a long period of time or not. That she is reluctant to go into assassin mode because that isn't really "her" is the characterization part of it and I'm all for it. This whole setup of keeping characters at arms length but when the swords come out intensity is dialed to a 12 is ok with me (once I worked out what was happening). TLDR; it is impossible to follow MoI's bar and the setting/story needed a bit of a step back. On its own I think the book is still very strong and enjoyable but when combined with others later this book is as much as an important foundational piece as many others that adds to the strength of the series. Edit. Title updated to Midnight Tides.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Midnight Tides)
I mean, some of it isn't even foundational so much but rather, it starts here and grows on you. Ideas or characters. Gardens of the Moon isn't the strongest book, I'd argue it is the weakest and going in with no knowledge is a massive struggle. But we were introduced to so many things that grow on you - Rake, Kalam & Quick Ben, Cotillion, Whiskeyjack and his bad leg. Beyond characters I think each book has its own bits that are building on foundational knowledge. HoC is just one of the more obvious ones because we are introduced new races, armies and factions, you even pointed out that the bonehunters has their own book title lol. As to whether it is good or bad, I dunno. I'm not a writer I just think it is impossible to follow the highs of previous book because it takes a while to set up that sort of connection with characters and such. It would also be a disservice to have all the previous unsung deeds and such get one upped continuously. It reminds me of going from 1 game to its sequel. You reach the climatic battle, your party is powerful and you defeat the antagonist achieving a satisfying ending and closure. The start of the sequel starts with a fresh story and danger, you know very little, only that you're back at level 1 scrub and need to progress through it again. You know it'll be pretty good but if you keep hoping for the awesome highs of the prior end game you only make the current journey less enjoyable.
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Thread Online Bootcamp
Your questions would be hard to answer for a single career, let alone 3. You really need to do your research on these individually and search within yourself which you want. I can only offer some general thoughts. Salary ranges -> Go to job sites, look for entry level roles in your local area. Check remote/WFH jobs too. Difficulty -> Nothing is really easy but you can't let it intimidate you. If this is a career change then know that all career changes are difficult. The jobs will be easier the more experience you have. Satisfaction -> A bit like above I think but people enjoy different things and when it is new and hard it can be particularly difficult to enjoy or a fantastic challenge to overcome with overwhelming gratification on success... YMMV greatly. Promotion -> Opportunities sure, but it is also quite competitive. If the job allows you to WFH then you also have to deal with competition that are not local. With that out of the way I'd ask where you are at currently professionally. Are you just starting out and looking for a career or are you changing from something else? Things like Cyber and SE generally require a mindset that suits problem solving. Like, shit isn't going to work and new technology is constantly coming. Not only are you going to be learning a lot, these careers will demand you to keep learning (though prior knowledge often makes the learning easier). If you've ever tried to solve a gaming glitch or bug but felt overwhelmed by 12 step instructions these are probably not going to be idea careers. It can be tedious and frustrating when it doesn't work. It can be very hard but it can also be a fantastic challenge that is exceptionally gratifying when you succeed. If your bootcamp costs money and you have doubts, do more research first. Try free shit first. Cyber - Do some of the pathways, don't just do pen testing, explore around to see what is available. In real work, things aren't going to be guided, there will be no walkthroughts but you can start learning tools, terminology and important concepts here. SE - , , HackerRank, W3Schools and so many other resources to learn. Start with python if you're completely lost. Find out what is the worth of your bootcamp. Generally speaking, you don't necessarily need all the education to do some of these jobs if you know how to do it. However, the education can get you past some hurdles such as HR screening. A bootcamp often teaches you what is needed to do the jobs and look into further education/certification to get you into the role you truly want. It is a starting point and one that is structured for learning. However, there are also times where a bootcamp isn't worth that much, there is no guarantee the bootcamp is any good, generally speaking industry recognised certification is much preferred and a good bootcamp would provide such a certification exam for you during its course.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
It sort of depends on what you want to build I think. I'm not really the up to date nor looking at the meta too much but imo. Some good heroes that stand out might be Miya and Erina. On the otherhand, if you wanted to bolster a team then you can pick an element and add someone useful, such as a dps or buff hero. In the case of Fire for example you could add Lucy for ranged dps or Scintilla if you like melee and pvp. Some heroes work better in PvE than PvP and some work only in arena. Rue is strong. Rue + Kamael + Mayreel pretty much carry me in raid damage, it lets me be super lazy and still bonk bosses even if I don't actually play very well. I think healers and supports in general are good to have even if they don't always have a big WOW impact like adding Kamael to your team.
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Thread Positivity, Wonder, Inspiration |OT|
I'm here to share an experience I had recently. It isn't really a happy one or a hopeful one. I spent a long time trying to decide what I felt and the word here is comforted. I used a lot of words because I don't know what the right ones really are. Some context, I was in emergency, I was unwell, it is complicated but to summarise I could barely open my eyes, I struggled to breathe and was a step away from going on the ventilator. So I was there laying in bed feeling awful as sickness wracked through my body. I could the beeps of the heart pulse monitor, the constant alarm of the oxygen monitor, the mask that helped me breath and the drums of my heartbeat due to all the medication I'm on. I was shaking, fever and or medication but not thrashing. So this isn't unfamiliar to me, I've been here a few times before but not necessarily this bad recently. I'm not upset, I'm not scared of potentially dying or anything like that. I am far too de-sensitized. Still, I felt like shit. I think it was the second or third day in emergency. My doctor was there. She asked me things I don't remember. I don't recall her name. After some time I realised she was working my arm. She held my hand to try and ease my shaking then she spoke. Specifically, she was providing instructions for a new doctor or student doctor, she was guiding the second doctor in how to use the ultrasound to find my artery, how to connect the artery line. It was strictly professional, efficient, educational yet it was strong, direct, guiding. It was confident and encouraging. It was spoken not to me but I could momentarily follow what was happen. She would ask questions and give encouragement when the student answered correctly. In the midst of it all, it was incredibly comforting to me. The whole thing just settled me so incredibly well. It took me a long time reflecting on this moment. Why I remember it from the whole ordeal there. My conclusion is that it was just incredibly comforting for me, in a world and time where there isn't a whole lot of comfort given or maybe I simply haven't been able to receive it until that moment. I feel like I was crushed by it and am better for it. The doctor's words collected me, held me and carried me through that the worst of that storm and I have no words to express how I feel about it.
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Thread If you could only pick ONE, which of these do you find the most annoying/noticeable/dealbreaking when playing a game?
For me it really depends on the severity of each. But for the most part if it was just a minor hiccup, I find aliasing a bit more noticeable but stuttering to be more frustrating when the game requires stricter timings. Also, there are some secret combo deal breakers like bad resolution + illegible text makes some games unplayable. FPS tends to be the least offensive provided it is mostly locked and stable. Rollercoaster fps is super annoying. Glitches are also their own thing. Game breaker vs restart recent check point vs save corruption of a 100hr game are all quite a bit different.
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Thread In this thread name your top 3 favorites movies ever(Nn judgement zone,not your best but your favorites)
No list threats please. We need threads that asks more than just a simple list. I know it is somewhat implied anyway and some users elaborate or do well engaging but majority of the posts have still just been a list dump and we want to try and avoid these threads. Especially the "Your favourite XYZ" and "best XYZ of the ABCs" types.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: House of Chains)
I can't remember, has the books given any indications of icariumcs power or is he kinda vague and still held at arm's length like Rake in the early books? Also congrats on finishing another book. I think HoC is slow but necessary and honestly increases enjoyment of future events. In a lot of ways HoC feels a bit like the start of it all if you consider the title of the tenth book and we we are heading, the fact that many big players are positioned or have passed the baton. Some powers and races have been given context. Everything is ready now to ramp up and lead us - oh wait... There is also this entire oth-- *dragged away by the spoiler police*
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: House of Chains)
I don't think it is specific, that is it probably depends on the individual's parents rather than all jhags are x + y. Also, at some point it was said some humans refer to the Jaghut as jags.. Probably just Erikson keeping things loose and vague. Remember that sometimes an individual doesn't have the choice, a god has chosen them and not the other way around. See Gruntle and Sorry for two different examples. It could also be temporary. Sometimes a god can have more than one if they are operating in different regions. So while Assassin of Shadow is typically Cotillion, you might see someone else stand in because they are operating as that role and is mostly acknowledged by that house. Soft magic systems at work I guess. This never really makes sense nor is it really explained. However each character has their own attunement to different magics be it a warren or elder magic. This means that while some might be able to detect something it doesn't necessarily mean they are trained or proficient enough to determine what is going on. There are some pretty weird magics that will come to play here and there and sometimes it is best to just understand that we don't know all the rules any way so we can't say whether or not it is breaking any. More like "ok, so this can be like this too" instead. It drives my friend mad because he prefers hard magic systems.
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Thread Which of the Valkyrie's in the Valkyrie Profile Series have your favorite design?
Lenneth. I like the badass braid. No heels and a nice colour set. A bit of a boob armor thing going but it is still pretty decent design that I like a lot. Hrist I think would be my runner up, with darker colour set. Maria looks like they wanted to mix in some Nier flavours and Hilde is mixing some FF dragoon flavours. Neither of which I particularly love.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: House of Chains)
It isn't that there are heaps of important things to remember, but there are details that might be hints to something which you will only find out 12 books later, maybe. And yes, sometimes it is 12, finish the ten and in your reread of one of them you might say "Hold on a minute! I see what is going on here! That is very cheeky!" That also means it is a bit of a spoiler to talk about all the stuff we find exciting (which is actually a lot). You are right to say there is a lot of deceit, but also you get the sense that information and plans are what keeps some people in power and prevent them from being stabbed by a thousand times over simply by plotting against their known plans. In that sense even honest characters tend to have a backup plan or a few shaved knuckles. It is a dangerous world. I find the comment that you cannot get a read on Sha'ik the most interesting. I remember Rake standing around while the Tyrant approaches in GoTM and we had no idea. WJ and Dujek even, had plans that were not revealed and kept kind of off page, we had no idea other than "There will be a fight!". So isn't it interesting that it is more noticeable here somehow? Is it because Sha'ik is untested on the battlefield? I guess I'll comment more on Crokus and Apsalar. The trick is to avoid spoilers because while I remember large major plot points I don't recall where all the details fall into place. They have no real parental guidance and can only look to Cotillion and that... is questionable at best. Apsalar is the most conflicted probably. She retains a lot of power and memories from Cotillion, her skill remains higher than average. My thoughts are that left to her own devices she might not be here, she might choose a to simply walk and see what life she finds. It is in fact, Crokus that ties her back to Cotillion for the moment. Both of them in their teeny emotionally confusing years just don't know how to make the decisions, especially when there are ascendants around the corner. Expecting Crokus to make a rational decision would be... silly, look at how he got here, he literally went against advise from those closest to him. Ultimately these two are on journeys of self discovery and Apsalar sees that Crokus is on a path that they would both regret but doesn't have any idea of how to stop it. There is tension between them and they are confused, misguided teens that are also proficient assassins, or Apsalar anyway, Crokus is getting there probably. And you are right. I don't think anyone believed Apsalar would die in a shipwreck. It almost feels like the author has the Bridgeburners on a checklist to kill off. Speaking of Bridgeburners, Kalam is actually popular with women in the books I believe. I think this is one of the first instances that Kalam's abilities are put on display? Pretty much Kalam showcase again right? His decision to leave the regiment because there is a demon targetting him also shows his confidence I guess and maybe a kinder side of him to lead danger away, I guess we also saw him grant swift death to those being on the way out via poison. I remember reading the fight with the demon and I thought, damn, how did things get so bad so quickly. It reminds me of Onrack fucking up earlier in the book. One moment he is fine, next moment... XD Some RAFOs Vengeance and Traveller will come up again obviously. I mean, how many named swords do we know? Sinn is weird, yeah. Bottle is kind of fun and interesting. The elephant in the room.... Yeah, I'd rather not.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: House of Chains)
Oh yeah, when you don't know much about a character who is mostly in the background but want to learn more you know the author's hooks have sunk deep. It was the same with me, I was plagued with questions and a hunger to learn more about some characters. Can't really comment specifically, got to RAFO
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: House of Chains)
I don't dig people's history but based on a tiny bit of what I read from interviews he seems to have a good head on his shoulders. When it comes to colonization that is a tough one. Malazan empire definitely seems a little sketchy at times but it shows I guess that it is a topic that could use a lot of nuance even in fantasy. On being spoiled. See, knowing what I know and what you don't I'm even MORE interested in seeing your impressions of Tavore over time.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: House of Chains)
Catching up! I seem to recall getting confused on the empire stuff too. I believe there is only that one First Empire, which refers to the human First Empire. Everything else is noticeably named differently. I was also somewhat confused with Kallor's empire which is not the same at all. Kalam's section is great and you are absolutely right in that it shows Kalam being what he is and if you compare Kalam to how a typical member of the Claw goes about their business you will realise Kalam has an added Malazan soldier flavour to it, which is probably the point I guess. Yes, you don't give someone otataral without it having some usage at some point. In some ways this is sort like Kalam's shaved knuckle considering how rare something like this is and its capabilities. Kalam's mercy killing is on point too as we can acknowledge Kalam is likely proficient with poisons and likely employs them himself as needed but finds this situation so bad that he does what was needed. Onrack fucking up is both sad and at the same time hilarious. It seems almost self destructive in his casual but consistent diving into danger without care or caution (maybe spend too long being undead). I do laugh at just how badly things go from bad to worse at times and honestly, I really appreciate the distinction between Onrack and Tool who is the other prominent T'lan Imass we know of. That is to say, in case there was ever any doubt, Tool's prowess is not exactly common. You can certainly be an undead warrior but not everyone is of the same caliber. Tool's title/status of being the First Sword of the Logros Clan is put into context a bit better here. Of course their personality, aside from not exactly being chatty is quite different too which is nice. It reinforces that deep down, beyond the decrepit skin and bones there is a multi-thousand year old human like soul in there who has experiences, personalities and feelings like everyone else and is shaped by their own experiences, decisions and morals. Just because we often see the Imass form up as a group and not communicate casually there is a lot more to them. Also, the gradual understanding of each other through shit talking, observations and retelling of what led them to where they are is something I enjoyed with Onrack/Trull. It has begun and will continue for a bit, enjoy. Drift Avali sections are short but somewhat important. Not sure if you know what is on the island yet but Rake wants it guarded which means Rake could probably have contested it if he cared to. Amongst other things. 7C Rebels segments are as usual often hard to read. So much of stands against what we typically stand for and allow, so yeah. Even a barbarian like Karsa is turned away from the group it says a lot about Karsa and also a lot about the faction. That they don't actually care to win the war is probably a good assessment, I hadn't really thought about it like it that. Probably not relevant to these two chapters but reading the thread had me thinking about different characters in the series again and I've come away with a bit more appreciation for Tavore. She is currently near the top of the chain of command and reflecting on how different or similar she is to others in her position (Fists, generals, leaders etc). Placing her next to Coltaine and Whiskeyjack is certainly interesting and I love it more than I thought I did.
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Thread Where you spanked as a kid? What are you thoughts about corporal punishment as an adult?
Thread is locked, this topic never goes well and devolves into hostilities, accusations and hand waving of abuse. Parenting is super fucking difficult. But you already know the answer.
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Thread I have bought Monster Hunter Rise and Sunbreak. I have never played a Monster Hunter game before. Pretty excited! What should I know going in?
Oh my god... Paintballs. I forgot all about them. The pain of losing a monster because it flew out of the zone and your paint wore off. :(
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Thread Shadowrun Trilogy |OT| Happy (Console) Goblinization Day!
Yeah it really is. The characters/companions also really grew on me over time. I think DF just had a really good start over all. None of this "I'm new or roped into this by circumstance" crap and just "I'm a shadowrunner from out of town here to do some professional shadowrunning with my friend". Even if I didn't know what it meant, from a RP perspective it was so much more interesting!
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Thread 14 month old desperately wants to play video games with me, what is a good game where she can wander around with no threat?
Play some songs on the TV. Disconnect the controller and give it to her. Now show her that if she presses the button with the colour you say you will make a silly face. Hard mode: When she button mashes you gotta keep up with the faces. When she nails her first shoryuken mashed input correctly we want to see your it as if you were hit by one. IRL Good luck OP.
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Thread Can you recommend a single one-off JRPG (aka no franchises like FF, Persona, Dragon Quest/Warrior, etc.) for someone who doesn't typically play JRPGs?
Right, I'll fix it. Was lazy and rushed. Thanks for catching that.
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Thread Can you recommend a single one-off JRPG (aka no franchises like FF, Persona, Dragon Quest/Warrior, etc.) for someone who doesn't typically play JRPGs?
Ooooow, non-series is interesting. Off the top of my head these two come to mind. Turn based: Radiant Historia Non-turn based: The World Ends With You Both have ports/remasters on the 3DS and switch respectively.
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Thread Can you recommend a single one-off JRPG (aka no franchises like FF, Persona, Dragon Quest/Warrior, etc.) for someone who doesn't typically play JRPGs?
Just in case it is relevant. FYI the Final Fantasy main line games are mostly self contained in the sense that FF7 and FF8 are in their own universes with no relation at all with each other. It is one of the few big series that does this in the JRPG space. Some things such as monsters, summons, spells might be similar such as most games would have the an early fire and ice summon Ifrit and Shiva but the characters, story and world are all different. In cases such as FF13 and FF13-2 however they are the same.Yes. Also, may as well get it out of the way, cue Elden Ring suggestions.
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Thread Shadowrun Trilogy |OT| Happy (Console) Goblinization Day!
My recommended play order is Dragonfall, HK and then Returns. Alternatively HK, Dragonfall then Returns. Returns is imo the weakest. It is however the shortest but I felt that it doesn't really catch your attention or grip you the same way the others do with character, writing and world/lore. The game isn't bad but RPGs are a bit of a commitment so if you want to start with something I would recommend trying one of the more highly regarded games since they are almost entirely standalone any way. HK has some nice improvements over DF, most notably in combat (though still mostly simplistic, skills are a bit more interesting) and mission objectives/design imo but also the hacking is a bit more interesting. You could probably pick between HK/DF based on the location if you prefer. DF is based in Berlin. That said, if going back to play older games and missing some quality is a massive turn off then Returns > DF > HK is the way to go. Gobbet is the best.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: House of Chains)
When the Erikson flaunts the power of one figure I feel it is great but also setting you up for the moment where said figure meets their equal or worse. It is somewhat ironic that it is Cotillion who is saying QB is too powerful because the way the Malazans have been successful is that they employ tactics to deal with such powerful figures. Currently sending in the claw to eliminate them, formerly the Talon's job which is where Dancer comes into play. Cotillion saying QB is too powerful then feels kind of funny because it could imply a lot of things, such as being too powerful and perhaps should be dealt with. I would also argue that QB's magic while amazing, is probably not even the most important part of QB. It is definitely his quick thinking and schemes and ability to "play the long game" along with the ascendants. Or at least, predict and catch on the games being played and cheat his way to a positive outcome (for himself and his friends). There are many powerful figures, including Tayschrenn, Tattersail and other mages (even mages that aren't "high" mages are actually quite powerful, the title is just a title lol) for example but they don't bargain or negotiate on mostly equal or advantageous footing with ascendants in confrontations. He has too many shaved knuckles and can see more holes in you for those knuckles than you know you even had. Saying QB is the most one of the most powerful characters, at least human characters so far is definitely accurate. Though we also haven't seen majority of the characters absolutely unleash the same way QB was forced to during the war. Then we have to remember that QB's magic is not elder magic either, so the Adjunct would probably cut him down if she gets in range and he has no support. Which then makes you wonder about non-human characters and just how effective would QB be against someone like Karsa, assuming Karsa also gets stronger and is not just resistant to magic but incredibly robust in general. Then we remember that Forkrul Assail who flicked Karsa and co away like fleas... Or Envy who was melting away hundreds of enemies at a time, casually with elder magic. And QB is terrified of Kallor. And then there are cheaters who... RAFO :DI imagine so, if QB ascends I assume he would just continue to We don't really know too much about how ascendency works. This like "if the author wants to then it is written so" type stuff imo. Fuzzy rules and a character that likes to bend rules & cheat anyway.
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Thread I Am The Storm That Is Approaching (AKA Battle Themes*)
This x10,000. There are boss themes and they are pretty good. Then this plays and it is your turn to stomp and show dominance on the battlefield. This reminds me of shonen powerup moments but in a WRPG. Make the enemy bosses cower and flee. Gold Dragon theme is pretty good too.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Ha! That is incredible. It took a lot of gems for me to get it. But at least now Vish is more than a bench warmer for me. I can... Float around the guild room and look cool!
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Yeah my highest is around 200m too. Guess I really should look into optimising my runs a bit but I dunno if I can be bothered lol.Tell me the cheat code you used lol
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: House of Chains)
Which is kind of interesting when you think about it. Perhaps this is commentary on how they cope with things given their profession. Falling back to what they know when they start getting uncertainty and so on. I think I've said this before but one of the things I enjoyed was reading about characters doing things off in a distance and then somehow, they converge for this one glorious scene. It makes me wonder about a whole bunch of questions. Is Paran going to meet Felisin? Will Karsa be able to shrug off an attack from Quick Ben the same way he shrugged off other mages? Will Trull meet Rake or the Malazans?
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: House of Chains)
I imagine "The family" get a lot more story in the other books. I will get to them one day. For the most part, the survivors have a role or three but outside of Cotillion, Shadowthrown and Laseen they are mostly done similar to a lot of other badasses which the books have plenty of. The survivors that is. If the book repeats a name enough times you tend to remember them. When they tell of this person doing some crazy things you tend to remember that too. Definitely one of the most interesting characters is Laseen, the Empress herself who feels like an unknown and antagonistic but also oddly reasonable when she brings out her reasons, process and so on. The idea that Tayschrenn was sent as a shaved knuckle in a hole says how invested she was in that. On the flip side, things such as the assassination of the Emperor, the persecution of the Talon and the whole purge of the nobles are super sketchy still - but we haven't heard her version yet either nor are we completely filled in on what we know either. What we do sort of know is that repeatedly the loyalty to the Empress is strained. Repeatedly the decisions from up top causes a lot of frustrations with the soldiers. The whole nobility buying leadership positions in the army is one thing. Plans gone awry such as Pale are another. Then we have crazy stuff like the stunt where an entire army or two defects / pretends to so they can ally with the enemy in response to the Panion invasion. Laseen is not just a fluff piece on a throne either. I'm not sure what of her background has been revealed so far and honestly don't recall too much any way but at the very least she is a fairly capable fighter. Any ways, all of this is to say that I believe the meeting with Kalam is a fairly important scene for both of their characterizations even if it doesn't seem that way at first. Ignoring all the reveals and such, what these passages tells us of the characters is really interesting. We'll probably revisit some of this later. :D
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That was pretty much my take as well. It was very much someone else spelling out some context for me that made me think about it. For one it is odd that Kalam even got an audience with Laseen given his motivations for it was known. Even without knowing Laseen's abilities we know she has a lot of resources including Claws and Mages. Kalam and Quick are legendary soldiers in the same way Hedge and Fiddler are. What is this though to someone sitting at Empress level? If Fiddler came for an audience would she bother? Kalam's reputation as a Claw/ex-claw is another interesting part of this. It makes the scenes a bit more interesting when you look at it from a few different angles and start poking questions. Kalam is skilled, he probably could have prowled the capital and remained a threat to Laseen if he wanted but he chose to leave it. Yeah. scenes with the Empress will come back later don't worry.
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Thread Is Pragmata the new Deep Down? (Last update was a 2023 release date confirmed in 2021)
I was wondering if I should link the rules on double posting for too. Bwahahahaha. Sometimes I get an error when I click post and I think it doesn't work. Then double post. I just usually sneaky edit it before anyone noticed.
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Thread Cross 2 games and make something incredible. Mine would be Stardew Valley x Pokemon
Monster Hunter X Final Fantasy. I want Monster Hunter level enemies. From behaviours to tells and sounds. I want MH style progression and gameplay but FF style job and aesthetics. I want a combination of palamute and chocolbos, palicoes and tonberries or mogs. I want a mix of prehistoric/fantasy setting. Yes, I know we had something like 15 Comrades but that wasn't it. I'll also take a Legend of Heroes: Trails of Musou. And a Vampire The Masquerade + Dishonored
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Thread Fan art that parodies or gives homage to fine art
I have a mobile theme that is called Oil Painting Cats. I can't actually find proper pics beyond what is on the theme store. The eyes blink, the ears twitch. Tap and it can cycle through a few different oil paintings that have been catified. Comes with icons too but I prefer to keep them to defaults.
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Thread What attack do you associate more with Gohan? Masenko or Kamehameha
Masenko > Gohan Spirit Bomb > Goku Big Bang/Final Flash > Vegeta Kamahameha is the signature move of the series in general. Many people can use to varying effectiveness. Many characters have their own version/twists in it too such as making the beam turn.
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Thread Killing in games - do you want less of it?
I think having combat and conflict is good. I don't necessarily need to see the enemy die. I think if the game makes an effort to distinguish kill/non-kills such as Dishonored that is really cool. Cartoon violence and gore over realistic violence for me. I'd take Kiryu forcing nails into some one's mouth before giving them an uppercut to the chin over seeing the same move in TLOU for example. Also. Generally speaking, if it is an action game I and the enemy isn't made to be hated on then I honestly don't see the reason it has to be kill on defeat. There are certainly times I think a kill would save more lives but that is another topic. Some games I guess can't really avoid it such as war themes. Musou games for example. As a general answer I think yes. I want to see less killing just to see what else we can come up with to make things exciting and engaging.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Bizzy gave me a real run for the 1st spot of damage dealt in our guild. :P I was a bit skeptical about alternate ex. weapons. I need the upcoming one for Vish though cause I don't play arena at all and as one of my earliest heroes she is sort of just benched for years now. I managed to 1 shot squid girl and demon girl but all my gems didn't get me the demon guy. Typical gacha plays you on the ones you want the most. I also need to check what these heroes do, I haven't been keeping up at all. Has anyone done the new chapters? Are they any good?
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Maybe. But I think the ones I missed most were early days but those aren't so bad because you could only get 5~ mil as taht was all the bosses had. Once you start getting into the 8-15 is usually the sweet spot for me. Once you start hitting 25+ the defense kicks in and my dps drops. I guess the lack of water boss might be a difference too because my strongest by far is Earth team. Bari, Rue, Kamael is sort of just absurd.
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Thread Thinking of getting Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen on Xbox for $8.99USD, what other games is it similar to?
No pets but you have the pawn system which is one of the most unique companion systems to enjoy in an action RPG. You can change vocations of yourself and your pawn once you reach Gran Soren. There are 4 archer type classes. Strider is the typical rogue class. Has some neat skills for disabling such as to pull in small/mid enemies. Daggers and shortbow, decent starting class. Ranger is the archer class. You swap out the shortbow for a long bow and it packs a punch. This class is oddly satisfying. The bow feels very powerful even if a little slower and cumbersome compared to the short bow. You gain the ability snipe at a distance. You can literally blast smaller or humanoid enemies away with some of your arrow skills. You can absolutely unload onto an enemy's squishy parts when they give you an opening. Also... When you start getting launched by arrows that chunk your HP bar away, those are probably rangers. Dagger abilities are more limited but that really isn't the point of this class. Assassin is more melee based with daggers, sword and shield option but has the shortbow too. The bow skills are similar to Strider but doesn't stand out much imo from the archery perspective. Magic Archer. Uses magic bow and daggers. The magic means that enemies immune to magic will be immune to your arrows but that is what your daggers are for. Has some really cool and unique abilities. Definitely give this a try too. It is worth going through Fighter just for some of the upgrades such as increase carry weight which can be equipped regardless of class. In fact, you will probably go through a few classes to get some of their passive augment buffs if you want to "build" a character a bit. Some oddities. Fast Travel. You will find items called Port Crystals. Place these on the world map and they become points you can fast travel too. You can pick them up and move them. It makes a lot of sense to carry one with you and also to leave one in useful locations (healing spring) or far off locations (that one distant tower I forget the name of) to cut down back tracking. Fast travelling uses a ferrystone. However Dark Arisen gives a free Eternal Ferrystone with unlimited. You need to pick this up from your storage box at the inn in Gran Soren. Quests Nonsense. Many of the mundane are for cash or exp. To speed up the grind enabling players speed through and be ready for BBI/expansion content. Don't feel too bad if you don't complete some of them. The story isn't really the strongest point of the game. It is made worse by the fact that there are missable quests that kills entire chains of quests for characters. In the grand scheme of things they aren't too important and you can probably run through NG+ to do missed things pretty quick. But you will definitely need a guide if you wanted to do most of it in 1 go. The world sort of updates at specific points of main quest progression. This means all job quests might get new quests. Quest chains might start, progress or be closed if prior quest were not completed. Shops may get new stock. Generally the main story will send you to newer areas (unless you ventured this way in exploration) and if it feels a little too tough it might be good to check the quest boards or shops for updates. Empty Vials + Healing Spring = Spring Water. Aka the best healing item in the game. Bulk buy vials, give 10 per pawn and let them fill them with spring water. Replace with empty and they will start filling again. These are one of the few sources of aoe healing. Your pawns can use them too and they will. Some gifs from the wiki. Wiki has spoilers but is a great resource when you need the details. Ranger Magic Archer
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Thread Rakuen, the game that made me cry harder than any piece of media, is coming to Switch (and mobile)
Great game. I hope everyone who tries enjoys it. I definitely understand not everyone wants to go through a game like this. Be brave, play in public!
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Thread How are the Attack on Titan games?
The main story up to end of S2 I think? is from the perspective of an un-named cadet who joins the same crew as Eren. This way you get to interact and befriend all the characters etc. I quite like this system as it was a fresher take while remaining mostly true to the story. Your character ranks up friendship and learns their respective skills/perks/buffs. Really pushed the RPGy elements there. The Final Battle content does not include the player character I believe but someone else will need to confirm that. You can play some of the side missions as NPC characters. You can pick them in multiplayer too I believe. The control takes getting used to. The game is also kind of super janky at times due to titans being huge there will definitely be some funky camera stuff now and then. That said the game is also a lot of fun. As you progress and you get better gear (line length, gas capacity and pressure (burst speed)) it is fun to soar through the air and hunt titans. You can toggle a lot of the popups off. I don't know who thought it was a good idea to make a grading for your elimination of a title splash across the screen a good idea, especially when some missions have you dropping titans like crazy. Edit. You can spend majority of the time in the air zipping between places. Definitely moments where the ground is lava and you want to stay in the air and moving too. There is something satisfying though when you swing really low and watch sparks fly as your scabbards drag across the ground. Too low and you end up walking though but slingshotting out when you get it right feels nice.
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Thread How does the rest of the Soulsborne lore compare to Elden Ring’s?
The thing is, I think while DS 2 and DS 3 are weaker than the rest, they build upon DS1 due to being in the same universe. So it becomes very interesting to see what changes and what does not. Speculate how things came to be and what it means about the prior game's endings. This isn't something ER or BB can offer. There is also a novelty and joy of seeing familiarity or noticing hints when you go from one to the other. The main plot is more or less the same or similar in a different context. What differs I think is the generally tragic stories about the past or the NPCs, even the bosses. The overall mysteries of "why" and being completely lost is probably the strongest in Bloodborne but I find a lot of the side character stories in DS much more interesting.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: House of Chains)
I think this is right. At the very least it is the first time they actually appear in physical form. It is also the first time you see one in "action" even if it wasn't much consider the context. What we saw Karsa do in this chapter, especially vs humans or "Children". How Calm dominated the entire scene despite being imprisoned for however long. I remember saying way earlier in the thread that I generally have this power level scale type thing in my mind and sometimes someone steps in that tends to either break the scale or push the boundaries or doesn't really make much sense. A bit like the "We are the punitive army of the Seguleh" and at first I was like uhhh.... but... and then it just works and keeps working to devastating effect and so... yeah, an army of 3 ok. Kind of scary. It is a good thing you picked up on the date (I didn't). So now you can wonder where Karsa is, what he is doing, is he still imprisoned etc.
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Thread Games the most suited for replays/speedruns that aren't Soulslikes or RE?
Not really the same as speed running, but I use to enjoy working down the times on quests in MH, both because aiming for faster times makes grinding rare materials less boring and it generally pays off in terms of making me a better hunter any way. A lot of smaller things like studying the monster, my own habits and how weapons/attributes/buffs work. Working out which parts of the map are best. Which consumables make the fight go smoother and when best to use them. I can also break off from this and do some other things like gathering and prep when I need a break.
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Thread ERA: How do you take your coffee?
Sometimes I treat myself and go for a or some fancy latte from the cafe. Generally I drink boring stuff at home with milk and some sugar. Trying to cut back on the sugar. Black coffee isn't bad to me but how much I like it really depends on the coffee it self. I find adding milk makes the drink fuller/heavier and this is usually what I miss most about the milk rather than the taste and texture.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: House of Chains)
A bit of both to be honest. In reflection when I think about many of the popular barbarians in DnD or otherwise, these are typically more nomadic and have worldly experiences to back up some of their wisdom. I think the Teblor make a good example of how a tribe of warriors can be exploited over generations by following a culture that misleads them. I wonder how many are similar to Karsa in their beginnings, maybe less the raiding and raping but still as violent, aggressive and hot headed, probably. They are essentially barbarians but have a very large physique. They are built for power but also not without speed. Maybe a bit orc-like. When Karsa reaches humanity things will start getting clearing. You will RAFO about his race more later but it is more of a context thing. You are right on your guess of Trull's race. There isn't a whole lot I can say about Trull that isn't spoilery and this isn't a plot line that is going to wrap up quickly. Most prologues have been "this happened" and much later in the book it sort of finally clicks into place, the jigsaw starts to reveal an image. It is interesting when comparing Trull to Karsa actually. Both end up leaving their own territory and people under different circumstances and based on the pattern of all the other prologue characters and books we can assume they will end up some kind of (probably big) battlefield with or against the Malazans somehow. Also I admit I was had some interesting expectations of Trull given someone else from another prologue was fresh in my mind for some good ol' betraying. RAFO. I'm not so secretly hyped for this side of the story's progression (though not necessarily less about Karsa's or the Malazans').I believe they are spirits. I'm not sure it is explained in detail but I know similar situations happens a few times. But also, a bit of both I guess. Think about the world and what "dead" typically means. Not everyone can see spirits. Not everyone who can see or sense them can interact with them.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
I really like that the Malazans are mixed group army. Everyone has their own weirdness and sort of fits together for a common cause of sorts. It makes it much more interesting. It is also nice to see their enemies having their own flavours as well. A lot of casual commentary might also be hints and lore or trivia type stuff. I think the this one was briefly mentioned in GoTM but it was impossible to clue in on what any of it means at the time. Hint: Circle Breaker is kind of interesting. As for wanting to skip and look for favourite characters I totally get this. Sometimes going from the highs of the finale from the previous book to the slow, detailed new group and story of the next book is painfully slow. I remember struggling with HoC because the new characters were not yet very interesting. One becomes a favourite though and another is well regarded by the community despite the rough start. On the opinion of WJ. I find it really interesting.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
I have no idea lol. In general, you go from place to place as you meet new people and factions. It is a bit like positioning of the pieces. Even the time line is a little bit of a mess sometimes and it can be a bit tough before things finally click in place. The next book is not just about the Seven Cities, it introduces new characters that will come into play again later. Some characters that were present before get a bigger role as well.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
Before you start the next book you should have a skim through some of your earlier posts. It is amazing how we go from "These Imperial Army guys aren't doing much for me." to what we have now. Slow building but reflecting on the payoff is nice.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
Yeah I think reading some thoughts on characters and knowing how my own perspective on them has changed from other books I do appreciate the reflection and journey even when I don't necessarily agree with how some of the characters are done but that is part of the fun I guess. One of the fun things with long series like this is to see how characters change or learning more about them later and our opinions on them change. Characters like WJ, Rake, Kallor, Kruppe, Shadowthrone and Cotillion for example but also a lot of the lower level players such as Ben and Kal and poor Mallet... Ok, maybe Q&B aren't technically lower level but they prefer to be more behind the scenes rather than leading the charge most of the time if you know what I mean.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
Not going to lie, I've been waiting for this reaction for a while and I whole heartedly agree with this Especially given some of the comments and thoughts about {cross}WJ and Kallor[/cross]. I can't remember what happens in which chapter towards the end there so I won't say much more on the others but I think with K
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
Everyone following is probably feeling a bit of anticipation to talk about the ending sequences as most of these books go off in some way or another. There is definitely a lot to talk about as well. So I imagine must of us at eagerly waiting but also need to STFU lest we ruin things with spoilers. Enjoy and probably don't worry about missed summaries, as much as I do enjoy reading them you can always add commentary later.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
I got new hero with free 10 pull. Then I decided to try my luck on her ex with gems. >_> So now I have Orca's guns, Lavi's gauntlets. Clara's crossbow. Kanna's staff... That is actually a lot of white boxes all things considered but not really many of them are ones I want. I guess now I can build Lavi and Orca. I don't have Clara nor Kanna.
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Thread Black Desert |OT| Fish. AFK. Repeat.
The massive story exp was a thing before I stopped I think. Did they buff story exp even more? Story progression was one of the fastest ways to reach soft cap if I remember correctly. Which is kind of fair given grinding in low level areas is kind of pointless. Not to mention it sucks that a lot of quests are locked behind MSQ any way and sometimes even side story stuff. New class looks pretty cool. I tend to prefer the more speedy classes but I like the jumping dash I saw. The slide must be popular, that was a move from another class right? So does this mean there is an entire new line of greatswords for the main hand while WA keeps their own line of awakening GSs? Seems silly but I can't see how else it'll work unless new class goes straight to awakening...
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Thread Attack on Titan 2 |OT| Yes, Titans are on the switch!
I could be wrong as I don't have Final Battle but from what I remember part of the reason I didn't get it was because it changed in how the story was presented. The main game has you play as a new character who joins the rest of the cast as a new recruit. You create this character and see the story from their perspective. The Final Battle I believe returns to the method of the first AoT game where you play as story characters. In any case, these are going to be two different parts. I'm not sure how far in the story Final Battle goes. I don't think it will be all of it as from memory it wasn't finished at the time. With that said, if you buy it get the Final Battle version as it just has bonus stuff on top. It still contains the AoT package which is basically Seasons 1-2 of the anime IIRC.
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I've fallen behind on the story too. Especially given some of them were reruns like Rue. At least we have some time to try our luck with Xellos dailies. The event goes on for another 10 days or so I think.They got inside your head already. You say you got lucky but you still had to use mileage on Xellos which is what... 150 pulls or something accounting for some of the free mileage from event rewards. On the topic of rewards, looks like we actually got back into 400 bracket in GR! Extra 2 medals and 100 gems ha!
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Thanks for the codes. My luck so far with Xellos has been pretty bad. Sunk a lot of gems. Might ride out the event with daily paid gems on hero and use mileage on weapon to see if I can luck out. Also, there are mini games to play on the arcade machine in the guild hall. It has a leaderboard and I'm horrible at the games.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
My interpretation was that while the necromancers were sort of just staying undercover and taking a few bodies now and then, their antics during the siege made their presence obvious. While it might suggest they are not aligned with TCG we have seen non-aligned power figures approached before. So I imagine QB went to get a better idea of them and warn them that they aren't even the biggest fish in the pond. They can keep to their little creepy house because they were allowed to, that is it. QB might also think it could be useful to have them on hand as a backup if they need, think about how effective the T'lan Imass undead army is. While the zombies here seem less efficient, they could potentially be useful. All in all QB scouts for info and learns more than the player likely ever comprehends. Typical QB and the power of the author's pen stuff I guess. Erikson does a great job at doing key conflicts of powerful figures even if they aren't a "convergence" at a Godly power scale, it is clearly two or more very powerful figures in their respective fields trying to outplay each other. It is fun to read and you can expect some more of this from time to time. There are some great soldier to soldier or assassin to assassin moments as was army to army that are kind of small blips next to the convergence of powers. In some ways it often feels like these could be part of the setup. Chess pieces being moved into place and the likes. The positions on the court(?) for the gods was always a bit weird to me. They can be unfilled or filled as needed, sometimes without knowledge or consent lol. You can have individuals claiming to be chosen but never confirmed. The titles are also often inconsistent and do not convey the powers or abilities. I guess it makes sense that each individual is still their own person and it could simply be more of a job title?
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Hmm, that is tempting. I've been saving tickets, trying to round off some of my raid teams. This probably means picking up Lucy. Otherwise I'm kinda just saving for a hero I want and I'm not a slayers fan so going in on these characters is pure fomo at play.
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Lol. My eyes are horrible. I don't really pay attention other than seeing the boxes are white or the side of the delivery box has all the stickers.Damn, that is still like 20 multis right? Which is around 55k gems? I don't even think I have that much. Unrelated but... At some point they buffed Rue? She is a bit of a monster now in the raid? My green team just keeps growing and I didn't even do anything. My Tinia isn't even max evo. Also unrelated. There are quite a few super costumes now and I have to say I am surprised that I actually quite like most of them. I'm glad they aren't in the style of the JP art. The only one that felt a little odd was the sleepy FP one. But FP's default is so good to me that I don't even bother. Recently bought the Ranpang super costume. :3
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Thread Need to get a new laptop. Any recommendations?
If you want better recommendations you need to tell us what you're using the labtop for. What OS you want. What software you might need to use. If all you care about is doing some MS365 stuff then you can probably save a bunch of cash here and still get a sturdy machine to last you some time.
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Thread How do you study for certs?
What type of certs? Some advance certs will require demonstrations of skill while others might be a simple multiple choice question sheet. Your first task then is to determine what you're facing. I retain information best when I make summaries for myself. Simply reading or watching isn't as useful to me. If I describe something in my own words it helps me retain the information much better. So I try to summarise stuff that I find important. Check testing criteria/topics. Make notes on core concepts Practice papers. Practice test (test environment, duration and answers). Youtube or free course materials or try to seek professional help for any lingering issues. If the test is relatively simple for you, you could try to rote memorize the answers. This is generally not my preferred style though.
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Thread Tips on building confidence
A few years ago I attended a talk where the speaker talked about their experience with the imposter syndrome. This was so incredibly relateable to me and helped me come to terms with a variety of mixed feelings I often get that culminated in tanking my self confidence over time. As I learn to recognise it more and found measures to help me out against it I think my self confidence has improved. The reason I suggest looking into this is because it is more common when you are in situations you aren't yet familiar with such as new jobs or university/school where you are expected to constantly learn new things. There is no one trick or fast way to get self confidence. I find that talking and sharing experiences or information with others slowly help. As to your immediate problem, if you have some friends or family who might listen while you practice and give feedback this would be great. You can also join a new zoom room and record yourself. You can't really always predict how clients react but you can practice how you present your knowledge and suggestions. Some other advice I have been given. Don't compare yourself to others, compare yourself to your past so you can see your improvements and journey. You are your own worst enemy. People often do not think about you the way you think they do. Adding to the above, perspective matters a lot too, you don't need to be an "expert" in the area to have most conversations, you can totally approach it as two or more people exploring a topic together and sharing discoveries and ideas, this helps take the pressure off somewhat. Though you might not want to openly say this to clients either as clients don't want to know about your confidence issues. Also, it should go without saying but. Some anxiety and self doubt are perfectly normal. As is feeling a bit down, sad or depressed at times. But the severity and duration varies and professional help might be what someone really needs. If you can, don't shy away from it. Just my 2c. Good luck. Also. Congrats on the new job.
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Thread Tips on building confidence
God my eye contact is awful and I've made it a point to try and get the kids into this habit earlier. I was told to practice every night in front of the mirror. Set a timer and talk, even if just recounting your day or planning tomorrow etc. Embarrassingly, I kind of dropped it and so I can't report on whether or not this is successful. But in theory, practicing is always a good thing.Everyone needs a pep talk once in a while, if you really struggle definitely reach out to a professional, there may be other concerns with completely different solutions. Another advice I've been given is to remind yourself of your own accomplishments. Do not downplay them. Write yourself a letter of recommendation based on your accomplishments and merits, from work to friendships. Keep it close so you can read it when you need a little pick me up.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
Got a good chuckle at the bits you struck out. Ever see a tight group of friends with 1 individual being super toxic to the group? That feels like the Kallor situation. Literally wants to murder half the people present and tells them so openly but sure, lets keep him around. I actually quite like Caladan Brood and wish we got a bit more of him. Maybe in the other books outside the main series which I haven't got to yet.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
This is Gabriel's bow. The weapon skill drops down a circle of light which moves forward slowly towards enemies. Enemies take damage if they are inside of it, allies are healed when in the light instead. Gabriel is a great hero with her bow. Not a meta defining hero like Kamael but in her glory days she was part of the asshole light team trio of Princess, Gabriel, Mk99 in arena/colo that was rampant for long time. Still a great hero. Thanks!
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
I'm probably one of the weird ones that prefers old art all the way through. Even the ones I don't dislike, I prefer the style of the older art. There isn't much to dislike about the JP art. Very much the same girl with a basket of flowers in a dress. I still prefer the old designs. Maybe it is the colouring or shading. Maybe it is just simply Bari looks like she is minding her own business rather than reaching out towards to camera which is a lot more common in the gacha space. I feel like the 3* characters I like most didn't get treated too bad. The 2* though were a bit more of a mixed bag. I've stuck with the old art and super costumes so far.
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Thread Do you eat cupcakes with a fork?
Usually no but I've been cutting the cupcake into smaller bits on a plate to share with the kids sometimes. Little delicious lessons on sharing that goes completely over their little heads until that day they grabbed a fistful of noodles and offered me some in an effort to share.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
Treat spoilers with consideration to all other readers. Marking some spoilers isn't hard. Try not to ruin it for others just because you think you're being vague or it isn't important. Especially when it involves important figures or situations. Characters that are part of the series can have layers upon layers built on them over time. They go from vague to being fleshed out characters over time. While it could benefit to know some parts earlier this should be for the reader or user to click into not accidentally stumble upon. Some readers love to piece things together and taking away that moment the lightbulb flicks on is not very nice. You could try a new thread and post a link here for those who might be interested. Mild spoilers here and there is likely unavoidable but lets try to keep it clean as much as possible.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
It might not be as bad as there are a lot of characters that can carry a bit these days. But from here you will need to pay more attention to mechanics, dodging and so on. Can't just rush and tank through things as easily. Can't say too much more cause spoilers lol.
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Thread Black Desert |OT| Fish. AFK. Repeat.
I am hesitant to recommend the game for housing stuff. A lot of the in house stuff is crafting related which is not engaging. You also don't shape your house, you buy houses with predefined shapes and furnish it with things you find, craft or buy from the cash shop. A lot of the nicer stuff is on the cash shop. As for screwing around as a cranky wizard that is fine. The game has a very action oriented combat and all of the classes has some good punch. Wizards are... Explosive with huge air and burst.
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Thread Black Desert |OT| Fish. AFK. Repeat.
Kakao cash will also be discontinued so don't forget to use it all. Nb the cash is the gold used to buy pearls, pearls themselves appear to remain. Though there are a lot of changes coming so I may have missed it, good to double check if you have anything in there.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
I'm still playing but have been really low on steam due to busy schedule and general exhaustion. I'm still in Spookytober according to my Era avatar! I ended up dumping remaining gems I've been hoarding on Carol because there wasn't much I was interested in for some time now and her ear wiggly sprite is super cute. Seems I didn't make it on the good kids list though but I got a dump of hero crystals which allowed me to bring Garam to 83 and Gabrielle back to 82 (formerly in Training Room). I haven't even played the the short story yet. I have the Rue & Lupina xmas skins and zero regrets. I'm surprised they didn't rerun Rue given she was hinted at in the grim reaper side story.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
RIP Rue. I don't really know the general feelings but it does feel a little lackluster for xmas. We had some crazy gifts and rewards and stuff in the anniversary by comparison. Then again I'm don't even really celebrate xmas. I do think the decorated Heavenhold looks amazing much like last year. Did they add many new xmas costumes? Maybe I'll save some gems and grab the remaining one. Lahn still has 2021 balloons lol. Lupina still the best.
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Thread Which Era user are you thankful for being a part of this community?
Heeeey Guardian Tales fan! I wonder if a better wish would be for freedom from all gacha Q_Q Been super IRL busy so kind of lowest of low efforts for the game. 15 minute sweeps, guild check and thats about it lol. Haven't even been pulling heroes.
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Thread Favorite Optional Boss in a FromSoft Game?
I'm actually a big fan of the extra bosses in Chalice Dungeons. They are out of the way and some of them are genuinely creepy. Add in some of the modifiers for Chalice dungeons and some of them are outright assholes in a fight too. I guess if I had to pick one it would be Yharnam, Pthumerian Queen. Creepy and not a push over by any means but not the hardest fight in game either. Satisfying to get the last few achievements out of the way. This post makes me smile. I know those kicks so well.
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Thread A sad trend with some RPG series imo
I don't mind either really. I think I generally have an easier time with turn based, often to the point it gets a little dull. With action I feel that I am far more critical. I can look past a boring turn based combat if it was quick or simple enough. But a bad action game is much more frustrating. I'm thinking about Scarlet Nexus. I think this game had a decent enough combat system but the encounter design and forced number of fights really dragged the end of the game for me.
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Thread Nintendo reveals Switch active user base, demographics, over 32 million paying NSO subscribers
I'm just going to jump in here quickly and say that it is fine to disagree with each other but I'm throwing out a few reports that seem mostly benign for now. This is me saying you can agree to disagree or keep arguing without escalating. You can make your points and disagree with others without generalizing community members. You can disagree with a user's points without low key mockery like calling it weak ass arguments. There isn't a service that can stand without criticism. That doesn't mean a service isn't worth the cost to someone. A feature's importance will vary from the individuals who use the service. Common features in competitive features missing in a service is a valid concern and criticism as well. Everyone wants the service to be better and more suited for them. Your enjoyment or lack there of is for you to decide. It is the weekend. Don't make me come back in here because of hostility reports. I'ma be grumpy. This argument has been going on since the service was released, minds miiiiight change but not everyone's will. Be ok with that and try to get along.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Literally didn't notice the difference until pointed out and I use Lilith quite a bit. I just don't stare at her portrait I guess? I saw a FK super coming and adding it to my want list even though regular FK is pretty good already.
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Thread Do you prefer running in games to be tied to analogue stick or tied to button (toggle or quick pressing)?
It depends on the game and environments I guess but generally speaking my preferences are to walk by partial stick tilt or holding a button. Run by default and without limits.
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Thread Text documents vs. audio log pickups for lore or story info
It honestly should be both. Have a transcript and a "play recording" option. The transcript is important because sometimes you might want to skim it or just check back on something and not listen to the entire audio from the start because no one wants to add a seek feature to these any way.
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Thread Need Recommendations: 3 player online games that suit three very different types of people
Monster Hunter. A bit messy to get into co-op with the quitting and rejoining stuff for cutscenes. But once you get into the flow of it the game is great. Definitely some "get good" time learning curve though. Maybe consider things like survival crafting games. Conan Exiles, Valheim, Terraria, Minecraft, etc. Valheim has procedurally generated world. Set progression, tree physics and such. No NPCs makes world feel a bit lonely. In early access. Conan Exiles should only be played if you get a server which costs a little bit per month. Big maps to explore. Almost entirely hostile. Part of the progress likely includes enslaving NPCs to help with crafting and tasks around the base. The progression is less rigid but less obvious how to actually progress. Less guidance overall. Edit. Get gamepass and you can just play and drop different games as you like. Destiny, Back4blood, anthem, outriders, deeprock galactic, Conan Exiles and probably others. If you haven't yet played Destiny 2 I highly recommend that. It is shooting and raids requires a team of 6 but typically it is fine in 3 player fire teams. There are powers and jumping around to make the gun play feel a bit more varied. The benefits of something like Destiny is that you can sneak some competitive vs stuff in on the side with your brother or solo if you enjoy the game and still play all the over stuff with your house mate.
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Thread Need Recommendations: 3 player online games that suit three very different types of people
Reading through your post again I'm not sure what else to suggest other than maybe seeing the light in that your brother offers "maybe exceptions". There is very little common ground between all three. When I approach situations like this it usually means we experiment knowing YMMV from all sides or someone takes a concession and picks something they typically won't like on their own and the friends make a good effort of making the experience enjoyable. That you and your brother prefer skill based and your housemate doesn't (I read as reaction and action speed measurement) is pretty tough. This says to me that your housemate may stop having fun if the game ups the challenge or you and your brother end up bored by the lack of challenge after a while. Trying to find something around the same skill level to keep all parties engaged seems tough here. Also the mind set important. If you and your friends are writing off games based on genre and graphics that is really limiting the potential there. Some of the most fun I have with friends is learning new games and mechanics, sharing discoveries, teaching each other tips and trolling them when they least suspect it for laughs. Trying to game with friends is partly for the social. You could just chat while playing your own preferred games too but jump in for games that look fun. There is no perfect fit all the time. You could pick a few and play them in different rotations maybe? Could try RTS like Age of Empires 4. Also a lot of custom maps are fun in starcraft that might be fun.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
I thought I had a good chance for 6-8 in Kamazon, got all the way to the boss in fact. Thought this was it, my first time full clear of level 6. But nope. I mean, I had spare mlb but it didn't matter. The remaining heroes lacked synergy and lacked tanks/supports to buff them. Without tanks and supports at this stage I was not even getting reasonable chip damages on the enemies by burning heroes for my main team. My main team gets destroyed in seconds. The accumulation of Trials were really rough, most notably the -40% regen speed, -40% hp at battle start, -40% hp combo. If I knew what I would get going in I could probably have redone some benefits to try and push healing and sustain with range. But too late for that now. Still, I got about 10k bottle caps just reaching 6-8. Edit. Watched Zeebo's ultimate tier list part 1 video. Eugene on C is right but damn, feels bad. Especially since I think her bike thing is awesome but I don't even play Arena which is her main area (which is being hard countered by meta units like Erina).
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
There are a few difficulties and even the lower ones can be pretty generous if you get a full clear. Definitely give it a go. It gets a bit easier once you become familiar with what artefacts you want/don't want. It also gets easier once you start building up the benefits for your team. For example, I have two teams I can focus on. A ranged (mk99 or my Earth heroes) and a melee (Dark). So taking either range immunity negation or melee immunity negation as a benefit is great. Play around in different difficulties. It might take more time but doing a full clear on lower difficulty helps build benefits points and lets you push harder difficulties a bit easier. You also tend to get more bottle caps in general if you clear more floors than just clearing 3 for example. Overall it gets easier once you are a bit more familiar with it. I say this as I never actually looked up any guides for Kama. I probably should.
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Thread War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius |OT| Gacha Tactics
Are these must haves? I kind of find the supers kinda goofy looking. They also look costly. My account is still quite weak, I don't even have a single 120 yet. I'm working on Witch, Elena, Tifa and Glaciela. I thought I was done with shards after max evo but then you need shards-but-not-shards for higher job levels. O_O; I spent some crystals on +5 weapons. Enhanced and upgraded them and they didn't give very good states. Like 101/160 Magic.... For real? This fucking game. Going to go back to saving for FF15 collab. Currently have 20k. What is a safe amount? Does it exist? My heroes are starting to die in story missions from archers and riflemen on the back of the map comboing them before they can reach the enemy. Is there a good way to deal with this? Do I need to level a healer?
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
You should do Kamazon for the legendary awakening stones regardless. That was mostly my kamazon goals because that shit is arguably worse than hero crystals.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Interesting on the opinion on collection progression. I feel like I'm always gated by hammers while gold I can just do a sweep of gold dungeon and move on. Guess I've been slacking in Kamazon. I'm a FP stan so if you throw some FC into her it won't be a waste imo. But with only 11 left I'd advise keeping the HC for limit breaking. It is the 700 HC to max limit break her afterwards that is the crushing part imo. The good news is that as you grind her evo you will get plenty of other evo stones for 2* heroes and once you've capped that you can trade the excess for HC at some ridiculously horrible rates. For real though. FP is still incredibly strong. While yeah, it is fair to say Kamael is the now hot stuff but the fact that Princess was so incredibly dominant and remains so is a testament to how strong she is. In PvP she sees less use because there are so many heroes that doesn't get melted or hard denied by a well built FP any more. In PvE though, Princess trades attack for some pretty bullshit skills. Her shield has saved me from wipes in some of the boss fights. Her skill chains incredibly well still. Her heals keep me going when my healer got killed early etc etc. I was actually thinking how I don't use FP nearly as much (been running around rampaging with MLB Beth who clears stupidly quick and requires incredibly little effort). Then this new guild conquest boss was giving me a hard time and out FP comes again. Being able to shield the nukes, taunt all enemies and live through everything while being off element is kind of hilarious.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
But I'm so lazy. I wish you could plot the path per floor and just set to auto. Let me choose rewards at the end lol. While I'm here. What are people running in Kamazon? I'm running Beth, Lilith, Noxia, Arabelle primarily but I usually bring Miya until I can get some kind of sustain artefact to keep me going. Sub team of FP, Gabe, MK99, flex slot. Every other character at the moment I use to burn on harder bosses. My Earth team is incredibly strong but lacks sustain and tankiness.
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Thread PETCO! You son of a bitch, how dare you make duplex cookies for dogs that look EXACTLY like people cookies!!
There is a delicious nuts joke in here somewhere.I laughed and people around me stared at me like I'm weird. Good work.So you bought the whole pack for yourself?
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Thread What was the last game you played and how do you feel about it?
Back 4 Blood. I really enjoyed it. The card system keeps things interesting and also challenging. The game ran without any hitches for me. A very good, solid co-op romp. I'm not entirely certain of the longevity. I feel no pull to go back for more at this point. I kind of miss the class and ability unlocks from Vermintide for example.
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Thread War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius |OT| Gacha Tactics
I believe you have to wait for the events to rerun then get them and get all their shards during the event period. I recently missed out on maxing Cloud and getting Barret and Aerith. Saving for Noctis.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
I would personally do the leveling last. That needs gold AND gear/hammers. Super tedious. Once you get a few 60s going in regular pieces for collection you can feed them back into your next piece which is going to save you on hammers. But ex weapons are kinda useful if you want to actually use the hero. You can uncheck the boxes for the higher rarity in auto random evo so it only uses 1-2*s. I also tend to look through the list of 3*s I auto evo in case it tries to evo a pocket watch or scouter or something else that might be useful.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
This is still FP's territory right? If I remember correctly, slow and steady was actually how I managed. Don't be greed. Sometimes I'd save my skill just before the chain so I can use it to stop the more annoying attacks. If you've been neglecting accessories and shields you have probably been neglecting the collection book too. This is essentially a gold sink that adds up to some nice stats such as 10% def, 10% attack etc for users of those items. It is worth looking into for at least some of the key low rarity items as these don't cost too much compared to the 3* or ones. Many also don't need to be enhanced which is nice.
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Thread Cryptocurrency |OT2| Money's New ERA Shoots for the Moon! | Read OP for Thread Rules
I didn't have the time to actually look and try to see if this is a scam or not. I am not at all familiar with this stuff but given the reports I've taken it down to be safe. If anyone wants to confirm or provide some context for the poor confused mod in the middle of a busy Sunday please send some context into the reports. If it isn't a problem the link can be restored. This probably doesn't need to be said but uhhh, try be careful with links and scams and what not. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
I had no idea what I was doing and sort of YOLO'd it. Sucks that your guild doesn't have many actives. In the last few GR we have dropped in ranks too I think. I noticed our gem payout is a little less than it was a few months ago. I have really been super lazy though.
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Thread I want to get "lost in a world" on Switch - recommendations?
Crosscode Fantastic little game about a character in a game like world. It mimics those popular stories of being stuck in an MMO but also is just fun to explore and complete challenges in it. Complete with fake allies who has to log off after a mission to go to work in real life ha. Unsighted I haven't finished. This has some time limit style run to it. Essentially your character and some of the NPC characters are all dying. There is a limited amount of life extending items. You can use them on your friends in the story but also need to use them on yourself to keep going. I suspect it isn't possible to save everyone and complete the game but again, I haven't finished it. I also really enjoyed Fire Emblem Warriors but YMMV.
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Thread ResetEra Ownership Update
Thanks. It took me a while to write up. As one of the skeptical myself I needed the time to digest and let the initial reactionary feelings flow through before I could try and give proper thoughts into some of these things. Then get it down in a post which is harder than it sounds. Talking about feelings and thoughts? Yikes. Way too easy to get lost in there. That the thread is very fast and more issues kept being raised wasn't helping.I'm sure I've missed points too. I don't have the answers unfortunately but I've tried to cover what I comfortably can and too the opportunity to get some feelings out in regards to some of the community stuff such as wishing the best to people leaving the site, whatever their reasons.Yeah, the On Break thing is great. It hides almost all the moderation alerts and stuff. I took a long break to focus on life for a bit. I was also shit posting in GT and a few other areas way more at the time. I actually thought long and hard about quitting for good. I came back partly because there were a few other areas I started talking about with staff and I wanted to hammer those things into policy if possible before I step out. I say this and then the owner ship changes and I'm adding a "stick around and see if I smell shit so I can tell the community before I leave" to my list of to-do's. I'd send you my Ele if I could.
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Thread ResetEra Ownership Update
LTTP essay/thought dump. Sorry for cutting into whatever convo midway. I mentioned a I was going to drop my thoughts here. I wanted to give myself time to really digest some information and feelings on the subject before throwing in my thoughts. This thread has been very fast and I have not kept up with the pace of it at all. So I have likely missed some conversation points. I will probably not be reading the thread much again going forward because it is kind of taxing, a bit circular and I got other stuff in real life going on. The moderation queues also do not stop so I won't be one of the primary mods that engages here for now - not that I was really but I did try to keep up. Now I'll chime in on my thoughts about the $ and other tidbits. Again sorry if it is a bit LTTP on points addressed already. Voluntary. It is what I signed up for and what I enjoy. I take it as a hobby. I can put in the time as I want and need. It is not a role that is very enjoyable, there are some interesting bits like insider news a day early or whatever but I am mostly here because of the values of the resetera community and my desire to see them continue as much as possible. I don't speak for the rest of staff but I believe this is true across the board. When I read too much shit on resetera and I'm genuinely in a foul mood. I can take a break, no strings attached. I do worry about having less mods around for the constant stream of reports, tickets etc but that can't be helped. Good luck friends. It is hard. There are experiences that will stay with me probably forever. Some of it isn't even harassment or toxicity but just some of what we deal with. I came in expecting to be dealing with platform wars, name calling and I do deal with all of that too. But a lot of frustration and people going at each other over misunderstandings or trying to talk past each others experiences. Trying to understand all parties by bring forth compassion and empathy is what drains me. I saw someone compare mod work to crunching. There are times this is probably true. Especially the nature of mods feeling like we need to/should be here to try and improve things, to try and fix things. The self prescribed obligation when in fact we don't owe any body our mental health suffering. I typically avoid this comparison because it isn't always the most appropriate. Burn out though is real and what I generally refer it as. A major part of moderation is handling the reports which is a sort of ticket system similar to IT Support or Customer Support. Only it can be quite vague and requires a lot of reading. Sometimes offsite reading to brush up on things you know little about. It is sometimes quite easy, other times it feels like a constant stream of some of the worst of resetera. I also have concerns of alert fatigue due to burnout which makes us more prone to mistakes and misreads. We are perpetually understaffed and burnt out. People say mods are unseen. This is also somewhat by design. The focus shouldn't be on the moderator but the action/ban/policy. There is definitely some issues with members not understanding bans, especially given the tools moderators get to view the situation are not the same per member but that is another thing mods struggle with and try to improve over time. And of course members can often have context that moderators may miss, context that is also often not provided in reports or conversation in the thread itself. It is complicated, taxing and it is part of what happens in the back to keep the community running without pause across the world. This might also be a good time for me to quickly say thanks to any former staff reading. To this day I still see the trail of your efforts and work from the moderator side of things. The differences and changes that have made Era what it is today were only possible with combined efforts. I could share stories for days really. I do want to also say that it isn't all bad. If it was we wouldn't be here. We do see enjoyment from the community and I gotta be honest and thankful of that. There are many who accept us and engage with us just like other people. There are plenty who support us with messages as well. There are many here who want to see us paid for our efforts too. All of you are part of what makes the community great as well. Thanks. I don't feel bad about any of this. I don't feel like I've been misled or anything. I am not crazy enough to say no to a bonus if I get something out of it but it doesn't change the fact that I'm here for a voluntary thing and that is where my expectations are. I have moderated resetera alongside Cerium and others through many different experiences. As an example, the US elections almost broke us. I don't think many realise how close we were. Even with mods from outside of US like myself trying to be around more to help relieve some of the stress. It was a rough time all around. People were scared, angry and uncertain. People were breaking down and stressed. We had an influx of cry for help threads. We had to go through all of these and try to moderate it without escalating. It almost broke us and none of us entirely. Who contributed and in what way doesn't really matter here because we were in it together and we got through together, as best we could. So to see some users toss aside Cerium casually after years of work behind the scenes feels pretty bad to me. It makes me wonder what would be said about me if I was paid some form of a compensation. If I was to receive a compensation payment for my work, I do believe it would be a private matter between Cerium and myself. I sure as hell don't want Era thinking about it and diving in talking about my financials. I don't want Era saying we pocketed money made off community content in the same breath that says I worked to shoo off the Asian Community whom I still, to this day spend a lot of time trying to help with at a moderation level. It isn't lost on me that some members doing this "Pay the mods" stuff are not nice to staff generally. I've already made peace with my current arrangements. I expected nothing from the job current and have no anger about that. I'm all for being open minded about changes though. Especially in hopes of improvements for the community as an end goal. Imo any discussion of payment should be reconsidered from scratch with each moderator and the current owners. I think most of us value the flexibility and not having the pressure of commitment. I however challenge the idea that payment and passion are mutually exclusive. I feel that many of us have in fact over committed time and again. If there is to be some benefits for us while retaining the flexibility and integrity of staff I can only see this as a benefit. I do believe voluntary roles will likely always have a place. I have some concerns about accepting payment and responsibilities this entails. Feeling obligated to be here more than we ought to be. I for one have given almost all I have to give. Payment isn't going to change that too much personally. I say I want to be open minded about this because I just want the best for the mods and for the community. I have no idea if or how it might or might not work. I do know that it is likely going to be a private conversation between mods and above at this point though if something comes of it maybe further announcements will be made. In summary. We made arrangements to moderate the community we care for freely. It is a thankless job. We are happy to continue this for the community as long as we can. I have personally started the discussion about reconsidering. B-Dubs has said we will talk about it once things settle down here a bit to see if we can negotiate something for mods going forward without costing us any of the flexibility and definitely without costing us the community values. The community values remains the highest priority for us and we are not willing to trade that for payment if it is the cost. The best payment would be an easier job to be honest. I have as much concern as a lot of other members. The fact that someone is profiting from our work and our community is not exactly a good feeling I guess. now that they aren't breaking their back the way Cerium was for the site. I can only say that my understanding is that Cerium chose this group because of their track record of being mostly hands off. There were better offers that brought concerns of changes to the values of the site. Yeah, I'm sure people are laughing and cynical. At this point it isn't something that can be taken back any way so I'm just going to see how it goes. To a lot of people and sometimes even to myself, resetera is just a gaming forum. In the grand scheme of things it isn't that important. Yet there are people who have made a lot of friends here. People who have their smaller communities here. There is space here for members to call out problems without being overwhelmingly swept away. This hasn't changed and was the priority for when choosing who to sell to. I know a lot of members are disappointed as Era is now how you believed it was. I have no unfortunately no answer to that. Many of us had different ideas of what it was going in back in 2017. It was and is a very different beast to what I thought back then personally. I can't say I'm particularly happy about the new ownership but I can't exactly say it was a deep concern for me prior to this being dumped front and center in my mind either. I can only offer my thoughts for now and it is that if I feel the company forces Era in a direction I am against then I'll be wasting my time as a staff here, paid or otherwise. I will leave and I will tell the community why. I believe most of the staff will too. Other than that and my general wishes to see Cerium on the path of recovery I am tentatively hopeful that maybe there aren't much negatives and maybe some good can come of this. Time will tell I guess. I am really hoping that we can some how find a solution to communications problem. I am not a community manager, mediator and I'm not good at PR. I am good at, in Hecht's language "putting your foot in your mouth". That said, communication with Era has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs. I'd like to see, at least some consistency again. Yes, someone mentioned Sweet Nicole and how awesome of a job she did with news letters. I remember that too. Maybe going forward something like this can come back. For now I am just hoping there is no real negative to it from the moderation point. A few other things. Not a lawyer. Not part of the crew that handles this level of moderation. I can only relay the info that when I asked about it a year ago I was informed that the procedures we have are created with guidance from lawyers with GDPR in mind. I'm kind of... not particularly keen on having a moba rep come in here? It feels like inviting an unwanted guest into the room but maybe that is just me. I suppose if it helps others then it helps others and is worth considering. Either way this feels like an entire area that I need more context and information before I am comfortable giving any sort of detailed thoughts. This feels like a fantastic area for me to give a demonstration of hecht's analogy in how well I can insert my foot through my mouth so I guess I'll move on. I have nothing really new to add other than I'm sharing all the concern and misery felt by the community here. I can only reinforce that if the moment comes where upstairs hints at forcing us to allow some of the things we see elsewhere I'm outta here and I'll let people know as best I can. I really don't even know what I want to say here. Staff are not monolithic, we each have our lines drawn for language, we have a lot of disagreements too. I think most people understand that some times we get a little shitty about some of the things people keep saying about us. We don't always agree with how we should interact sometimes - I'd have turned a few threads into graveyards otherwise. I know that a lot of users are sometimes seeing us only in moments where we are not at our best. Where we are neck deep in moderation and not really just our casual selves. I know that users do get emotional about changes and disagreements on various issues they care about. It is really unfortunate that these are the most common moderator-member engagements. I always try to understand things from a member's perspective and not just argue my own thoughts and stances. I hope you can see us at our best some day as well. With that in mind I'm losing a lot of bandwidth and empathy as I read posts of people bringing up every past mistake or issue from the site. Sometimes even before the site began as if we are responsible for it. It is so entirely draining. I am also losing bandwidth reading about posts on "what about white people". Like... I get it. You can also be white but not in a good place or have a lot of other issues to bear with. You can be white and a good person. I am not entirely unsympathetic. But it isn't about that. It is about being white in the world, especially the western world and the imbalances, the entitlements compared to being any other colour. It is about the boiling over and throwing some back at the system that still, after generations favor white in so many areas. I am fully aware that you can be white and also minority too. LGBT+. Depressed or other mental health concerns. A person with a disability. Stuck with horrible domestic situation with no social support. Or any number of other things really. But the system is not balanced. You could be all of what I mentioned above and Asian. Or a PoC. The treatment from the western world in these cases are skewed differently. So yes, technically we want to achieve harmony and equality for all but so far as I can see we are so far from away from this goal that a bit of venting at "white people" aka "the system that enables white privilege" isn't really doing the same thing as letting people throw slurs targeting minorities. I too found it a little odd, jarring even at first too. But over time spent reading/listening to minority voices in regards to racism on Era and at large I cannot in good conscience tone police people who are mostly venting at these issues. Especially not in the name of equality and all that. It feels entirely inappropriate to me regardless of whether I choose to use the same language myself. If you identify with some of the words targetting white people, I'm sorry you feel that way. It is probably not about you specifically. The focus from my interpretation isn't really on the white persons at all. I know many voices are sincere in their beliefs while only some are taking the opportunity to be concern trolling us. Often in moderation there is no clear best side and we have to draw a line somewhere. Not everyone will agree with these lines, moderators, admins, members included. Regardless of that, the fact the line is drawn and enforced to the best of our ability is why resetera is "one of the better places". I am of course sad to see people go but at the same time, no hard feelings from me. There are clever and knowledgeable people who have left resetera and created their own forums. Members here are free to go check them out. I would too but there isn't enough hours within a day for me. I wish everyone only success. If resetera isn't for you then I hope you find a place that is. Honest talk for a moment, I think branches like Nintendo Era are large enough that they can find success wherever they go. With a huge following for their platform and not just from era but online success is far more likely than not. Not all of our communities are united in such a way and some have a lot more difficulty finding the balance and grounds for communal success. I wish the best for your moderation team and hope that it strives to be as welcoming as resetera tries to be towards minority voices. When people say "Era is still one of the better places", I hope that these other places can offer an alternative so that those who find Era not suitable for them have other places to enjoy. The world needs more of places that care about others and moderate toxicity and bigotry harshly. I imagine if all the sites made had as good or better moderation than resetera, more empathetic, considerate and engaging members in areas that are important. More places online for people like us. That would be awesome and are my hopes.
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Thread How important is a games performance/frame rate to you?
Higher FPS is better but not a deal breaker. Stability is more important but I can tolerate occasionally dips provided the gameplay is also forgiving enough that a little bit of messing up isn't going to set me back hours or make the section unreasonably difficult. Screen tearing I can't really stand. I get a headache real quick.
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Thread Me gloating: Nguy Vu that right-wing King Radio dude got taken down from YouTube. Hopefully permanently. And I helped!
I relate to your mention of your family and home. Trying to curb my father's consumption of internet garbage has been exhausting and soul crushing. I'm glad this channel won't be in your home any more and I hope it isn't replaced with some other garbage streamer. Good work.
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Thread Me gloating: Nguy Vu that right-wing King Radio dude got taken down from YouTube. Hopefully permanently. And I helped!
At least the worst of it is gone. I'm happy with any win these days. My own's worst influence are... sigh... his friends... Hang in there and thanks. :D
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Thread Traditional progression (XP/Skill Trees) vs Open progression (Far Cry 6)
I think it depends on the game. Having a horizontal progression with free changes can mean a lot of tweaking to get what you want and how you like it. Make everything fit just right and have try different combinations and strategies. Having the more traditional style can be nice as you clearly work your way towards something. Seeing some of the cooler stuff later can be satisfying. Overall I look for things that are easy to understand without over reliance on outside resources. I want something that is not overly time consuming to think about. I'd prefer if it isn't filled with small incremental upgrades like +5hp, +2 spd, +5 att, +15% evasion chains, if it is something like this I'd prefer if it was easy to read and fast to dive in and out of. In games like an MMO. Character growth and progression can take a long time. Part of the frustration of a lot of MMOs for me is that the early stages of the MMO gameplay isn't fun and takes a lot of time. Once you unlock your full skill set and have all the toys to play with, the fun begins as you're fully equipped to deal with different situations. That said, MMOs tend to have a lot of mechanics so a slower progression can make sense as to not overload players. The issue then is that for some of us who has played through a lot of carries and have transferrable knowledge on gameplay this can be a slog. If the gameplay is fun I'm not too fussy on what the progression is so long as I'm still having fun I guess.
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Thread ResetEra Ownership Update
I'm still processing some of this but I can offer some thoughts later. For now I just want to say I am glad you got the deal through Cerium. As with all mods, we don't always see eye to eye but there is no doubt that you have spent years supporting the site behind the scene with the rest of us. I am so glad you can begin your journey of recovery in mental health. As a moderator I can walk away when it gets too much and every mod, community and member has shown support in times that I do take breaks because of the toll it can take. I cannot imagine the strain of having to site's responsibility on your shoulder. I hope you enjoy a long break and find peace and happiness.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
I hated Felisin's arcs because they were some of the hardest to get through. I have nothing but sympathy for the actual character though. There are others who had it tough but those are short by comparison, at least in my memory any way. The mixed feelings and changes though Erikson did it on purpose I guess. He makes characters dive in and and then out of our feelings. Consider how Karsa changes. How Cotillion changes. From one of the re-read Q&A on HoC
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
Not really enough info to make a good call. I'll give you some context. The Malazan series focuses on the armies of the Malazan empire. Or sometimes other major factions. It almost always focuses on war or impending war. There is a major military emphasis as you follow the story from the perspective of different soldiers. There isn't a single "hero" character to follow through the series or, if there is then it isn't immediately obvious or the character is not even in every book. It is about the events, typically a "convergence". Where multiple powerful figures clash for reasons that might not entirely be known. Sometimes these convergences happen on a battlefield other times it is just two godly figures confronting each other about something. There are a lot of different races, some are similar to the typical fantasy stuff such as elf but most have their own distinct names. Names is one of the biggest difficulties I had. I am generally pretty bad with names and this series has a lot of names but some figures have multiple names and many titles that might be used in place of names. Sometimes characters would just throw half the title when describing or retelling old events and you wonder if it is even the same character being talked about. As an example. Rake, Anomander Rake, Anomandaris Purake, Anomander Dragnipurake, The Black-Winged Lord, Blacksword, Blackmask, Son of Darkness - are all the same person and I'm sure I'm missing a few here. The first book is bar far the hardest, but overall as you familiarise with the style and Erikson gets a bit better. You can more easily distinguish the factions and connect characters and allegiances, then sometimes purpose (where the army is going etc). Some characters will have several chapters, some will be featured repeatedly but not usually focused. There are some great fights but these are not always what you are here for. Some of the biggest fights happen between chapters and you just read about the aftermath, the grizzly details and the utter devastation and despair felt by the survivors. Overall, the series is... probably? about compassion. It expects you to go on the journey with these characters. Explore their feelings with empathy. This is really tough in some areas as the scenes are at times harrowing. On the point of empathy. You often don't know what characters are planning, alluding to and the overall plot might not make sense at all or until much later. Some plot you might think is finished might actually wrap up in a later book. You are not expected to get it all and you are not expected to understand everything. What is probably more important is to understand how the characters are feeling at the time given their situation and the choices or lack there of. If you want a book that is about empowerment/power fantasy and beating evil stuff this isn't quite that. There is certainly evil here too but not quite the end goal for most books. I'ma be honest here and say I've actually been guessing at some of the events. It has been 10 or more years since I read some of these and I can't quite recall what happens exactly in each book. I do remember the overall plot and big moments. As well as plenty of useless-but-somehow-endearing-to-me details I guess. All that is to say I don't remember which story is told in MT. Is that the . I think the ending of HoC was pretty poorly rated at the time. I seem to recall being surprised when I read there was a shift of popular opinion later. I'm not actually sure there is an "against the grain" for the series. Even people who like it tend to agree that they can be a tough read because of the style and sometimes some bits just don't resonate as strongly with you compared to others. But it is a 10 book series so most fans are probably going to find some common ground on what they like as well.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
Thanks. I'll wrap my thoughts in a spoiler and I'll let the thread get back on topic after this post. Sorry for the mild jump. :D Lets just assume there are mild spoilers about it cause I don't want to mess with actually nesting spoiler tags.There is stuff here I want to say but I sorta can't because spoilers. I guess this is another one of those patterns you notice years later once you've wrapped up the main series and had some time to digest. The K'chain Che'malle I always couldn't help but think of them a bit like OP said it has been helpful to post his thoughts as he goes, maybe it can help you too. What I find tends to happen for me is that you generally have a pretty climatic ending and then dive into a new book which is often a bit of a slow burn for a while. Sometimes bringing in new characters and being in entire new regions. Sometimes the timeline in the story gets a bit confusing. So I totally understand the feeling of having a bit of an up and down on the books. I think they are still hard to follow overall. I was constantly checking the map and character notes at the front/back of the books.
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Thread Gaijin Hunter on Their 2021 GOTY Frontrunner... Soul Sacrifice for the Vita
Great game with some horrific stories. Tones of interesting systems that would be amazing if it gets a few more entries to really refine. I'll also say that this is probably one of the only games in the genre where I didn't find NPC characters to be mostly anime trope nonsense. Looking at you Toukiden, Freedom Wars & God Eater. The fact that each NPC has a fleshed out story of how they get there, why they align with one of the three factions and how things turn out as the end of the world draws near is honestly well done compared to all the other games. There are also just some really interesting characters in general. I don't remember his name anymore but this this character's journey/side story is fascinating from beginning to the end. The way Sanctuarium's story ends is... wow.
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Thread Kneejerk reactions and misinformations in gaming really tires me and I need to vent
As a fan of loot and unlockables I would say you are missing that aspect/experience even if you have all the "content". What this is worth really depends on the individuals. As to the thread's premise overall. I tend to agree. I believe this is partly due to tone being difficult to read, sometimes passion and hype rolls into loud and... overly passionate responses? I also think there are a lot of responses that try to aim for a bit of entertainment or internet points, this leads to hyperbole and reactive postings. "Oh the roasting here is great, I'll thumbs up this" can skew responses dramatically.
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Thread War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius |OT| Gacha Tactics
I missed Cloud shards. I also don't really know what I should be prioritizing in the shops. At the moment I'm just playing story and working my way through leveling up some baby units for selection quests and such but that seems expensive. I might stop that for now and focus on slowly building my main heroes to better grind other stuff. Full clears that need "Use only x element" sucks.
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Thread War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius |OT| Gacha Tactics
What is the difference between +3 and +5. I've crafted some +3 r and sr weapons. Is it just stats? I haven't finished Cloud's shards. I have Glaciela Regalia at 55 and no shards too but I'm not sure if it is worth it to keep pushing her. It is a bit of a struggle to move her around. Her range and dmg is not particularly good. Maybe I don't have the right job and skill setup. Currently running with my 99 Lucia + Tifa 99, Cloud 89, Elena 89, Black Witch Helena 99. Looks like to get Tifa up beyond 99 needs to me to max out her jobs. That is going to be a grind in itself, what is the priority for going beyond 99? The JP cost is also huge from the looks of it. Is it better to max used skills first? I guess I should also try to max their vision cards.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
Your excitement is like a drop in the bucket compared with ours as we wait for you to read the next . So much fun, rage, tragedy, confusion. While we have some regulars in here though. Does anyone have recommendations for something similar but maybe a little lighter? I know those are kind of contradictory but eh. I think you get my meaning. I'd prefer something that isn't a 10 book series though the payoff definitely felt worth it for me I'm not ready to commit to one of these at this point. Maybe when I hit retirement or something.
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I'm rusty. Is that that the . I think this one is probably fair choice. I do somewhat hesitate a bit still given technically still a soldier and it is hard to know if there were any questionable orders involved along the way. If this is the character I'm thinking about this is another one of those
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
That's fascinating and I have more questions now than I started with. Damn. I'm not convinced there are ANY heroes in this series. Except maybe T but even then probably not. Most characters go through some messed up shit and have had some really tough choices.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
I like reading your posts about the chapters you have read. I enjoy that you mix some of the more emotionally heavy content with some of the thoughtful moments and comedic moments. I think it is easy get lost in some of the horrors in these books. As I think back I remember small moments of laughs and fun between long, grueling campaigns of misery in text. Reading the book isn't actually quite like that all the way though and seeing your write ups I think it balances that quite well. I really like Quick Ben and Kallam. For Quick I feel like he is often underestimated yet people also realise how dangerous he is too. It is always funny to see someone powerful like Quick say "Nope. I want none of that fight." while instantly running through a million strategies to engage said adversary if shit hits the fan. Stray thought, if Ben & Kal ascends, would they be sort of like Kel and Dan?
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
For me it is probably easy. It is Whiskeyjack for Bridgeburners. Trull for overall in the series and Apsalar/Sorry for a runner up soft spot character as she grows into her own character over time.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
So I got three of the artefacts in kz that gives +3% max hp per fighting room. By the end of the run I had 360% max hp from these three artefacts. That is wild.I didn't know this so that is nice. At this point we should probably consider hoarding gems for xmas/NY. Surely they aren't just going to rerun Halloween and Rue/X-mas right?I'm trying to slowly build all my healers. Including El and... The water healer, I forget her name. But I despair because I also want to bring Gabe out of training room which is going to take a huge amount of investment to get back up as well. Thinking about throwing Kam in there.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
I'm waiting for new main story content. The side nightmare stuff is interesting I guess but we sorta already know where it is heading. Also looking forward to new side stories. I guess there are heaps of stuff happening behind the scenes such as the JP launch and all. Spooky time coming up. Orca looks really cool but I have a list of characters I want to upgrade and that is super slow.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Been slow going. I'm in super lazy mode at this point and only login once a day. Unloaded all my free gems and didn't get Orca. Didn't get a single white box actually. Also have been a bit lazy on the nightmare 12. Haven't touched the cafe event but that is a rerun. Some fun references in there for new players to enjoy though. N12-1 mini game saving the puppers is hard as fuck for me. I suck so bad.
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Thread UNSIGHTED | OT |
I only played the demo but from what little I've played I feel there is much more story than the vague one in HLD. The artwork is also a stronger I think. In HLD at times I would lose track of where I was on screen. I never had that with Crosscode and I think this one does the job a lot better. Crosscode was kind of range heavy but this one, at least from the demo it is melee with gun support much like HLD. Time dodge and breaking the enemies' guard to unleash your combos/ammo etc is a thing. Much more focused on pattern recognition and reacting to the windows you are comfortable with.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
Read and find out for both of these and most of the other stuff really. The first one being the more complicated. I really love how a lot of the details coming from your posts connects the dots I recall in later books. A lot of the stuff is very much RAFO. You're not meant to understand it all and you shouldn't fear not knowing everything going forward. The latter was part of why I struggled to pick up the series at first.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Depends where you are at I guess and by dud ex I mean the ones you get for characters you either do not have or will not use. Stuff like... I dunno, Mei's ex. Really like Mei/Fei but the character's range and stats leave a lot to be desired in every game mode. This isn't even like Ranpang who has a place as a budget tanker and skill. Some characters are bad in terms of usability. I'd love to bring my lv 80 Captain Eva out to play but her stats and being anchored to the spot while she attacks is horrible. Her range and damage doesn't make up for it. She has no defenses or realistic perks for all her negatives. Getting dupes of her weapon is probably best spent as metal conversion.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
I think you just sign into an old account right? You should have a user number. My understanding is that the accounts are locked in servers but what device you use to play them is not really an issue so long as it is supported. Probably best to send a ticket to confirm.
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Thread Warning: Hyrule Warriors AOC runs like shit
Have some mercy on those who look at reports and stop antagonizing on topics from a year ago. Please. Let me try to lay out some context for each side to consider, as a fan of musou and zelda games, as a fan who sees huge potential and is met often with wiggling disappointments and so on. Omega Force and Nintendo/Zelda have two very different standards on what "Fine" means. Certainly at a development level and also at a fan base level. If you are a fan of Omega Force/Warriors games then you know that fine = performance dips here and there but for the most part you get your musou goodness. It is still enjoyable and so on. The comparison to any Zelda game will likely fallo those expecting the latter and not understanding the former. This doesn't even go into your individual tolerance on what degree of dips in performance is "not fine". Lets try and stop throwing gaslighting around like that. It has a history and meaning of oppressing, psychologically abusing women. Have some consideration for the women on site reading the word with such a meaning, seeing it being used by men in an argument over... frame rate drops? You put enough effort and thoughts into your posts. You don't need to rely on this language. Thanks.
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Thread War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius |OT| Gacha Tactics
I actually got xiza from the daily ur earlier today. Also got 3 Cloud times now. Looks like a lot more effort is needed for max level and job level. What is tmr? I'm finding the jump to level 40 mobs to be quite tough even though my characters are around lv 50-55. Increasing the level cap further seems like a slow grind and I'm not sure if I should invest in any specific character first, I could do Xiza but she is pretty new so it'll be from scratch. I'm not sure if there is an easier way to farm the awakening materials either. I'm just throwing stamina at the easy stages for now that I can reliably clear. Found shadowling bingo board and started taht too but she feels really weak :(
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Memories of Ice)
Kallor is a pretty big character and I believe quite a lot is revealed in this book. Probably best to keep reading. I don't think the two Jaghut children are referred to again other emphasizing what actually happened to them. The take away here is that Tool's sister is the bonecaster of the clan, she went rogue and didn't do the undead army thing. This brought shame and likely destruction to the rest of her clan. The thing that came out is a creature that you will learn more of later. Basically and ancient dangerous creature that made the Imass feel uneasy. The Crippled God is starting to come into the picture but is still behind the scenes. You will learn more in the books to come. You will get more reminders and clues to the identity of the Sister of Cold Nights in this book too I believe. Edit. To add to one of the comments above about Kallor I'd add this.
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Thread Vegeta obtains new power-up in new "Dragon Ball Super" Manga chapter
So we'll eventually get Ultra Instincts vs Destruction and then have them both unite their power and end up learning miracles and creation resulting in them creating a baby together. /fanfic
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Thread War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius |OT| Gacha Tactics
I went and did a few different step up banners that had UR in them. My 99 is Lucia. She seems fine, one shotting enemies from a distance but frustratingly needs line of sight, which actually made me sub out a whole lot of melee units like mont and the other ur dude I got. I forgot his name. Call him Ed cause I think it starts with that. Currently walking around with two mages and lucia the mages can just drop their ults at the start of the match? On some maps they can wipe 3 enemies on turn 1? Guess this doesn't really work in later stages. I noticed my team has 0 synergy cause I can't even get the 2 chain combo. I guess I'll try to bring in more of the same element or weapon type. Is it weapon type or damage type? I'm still struggling to see what does what. Do I even have any one who chains with Lucia? -_- When you say the game is not friendly do you mean the grind is heavy or just that visiore dries up later and it takes a while to save up? I'm eyeing the 5 step up banner with the cool swordsman but that goes away in about 3 days. I really dislike all the banners, there are like 6 FF7RB banners of various types and its sort of confusing. Seeing paid only banners is also a bit disappointing. I got a quest to kill wolves. I probably fought some before but is there any easy way to see what enemies are in a stage before diving in? Is there a good resource for this sort of thing?
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Thread War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius |OT| Gacha Tactics
I just started. I can't really be bothered with rerolling and stuff and am I just going to see how far I can go. I'm way more overwhelmed in this than a lot of other games. So many buttons. Any tips?
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Deadhouse Gates)
Its kind of funny, I don't remember exactly what happens but then I readAnd cycle through their shit deeds list and was like.... oh... right. Yeah, fuck them.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Hahaha, I was looking at that and thinking damn, higher than my stats in both att and def. It is amazing what you can get away with by positioning though. It is also amazing what you get away with in Kamazon by positioning and sacrificing some of your spare characters to soften the enemy up. Like, I sent in a group and they didn't really kill anything but brought a few to half or lower. So my next I went with Beth, Lilith and a couple of others and Beth just smashes through everyone like a crazy Janitor in a Demon Queen's Tower.
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I had a look since I haven't done my weekly low effort colo yet. The point system is funny. I had like 10/19 kd so I gained points. A loss reduces by 10 and a win gives 20. So I guess you helped out bwahahaha.
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Not every item needs to be Lv60. You generally need to have one of each item though, so this means evolving items at least once to their max state. It is very gold expensive. When looking at an item it in the inventory menu (from Heavenhold) it has two categories, knowledge and collection. These are your check lists. You can tap here to take a look. There is also costumes. To max this you are going to need to spend gems. If you don't care about what to get then you should look to hit costume collections. It is a very costly process so I won't focus on this unless you spend.
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Thread Sword and Fairy 7 is releasing on Steam in October 2021 (Demo available, English text at launch)
I've played a few in the series but rarely to completion. I'm hoping the English text is an improvement from what we're probably use to and expecting. I'm not going to reject this if the translation isn't great again but I have to say that for a lengthy RPG it does take quite bit of the enjoyment away. The humour and emotions are kind of harder to feel. The stories in these can already be difficult if you're not familiar with the culture and themes so adding a translation issue barrier will really hinder people in playing this great series. As for the technical and visual display, it looks phenomenal. I'm more of a mechanics and game feel person than the graphics first type but even so I have to say it looks very nice. Would like to see more actual gameplay footage though.
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Your summoning streak is on fire. Ex weapons are easily the most difficult I think. I went heavy into Oghma's sword and got just about every other 3* hero I had's ex before I got his. What are you planning to use mileage on?I love how happy he looks in his sprite as he dashes towards LP to accept his trophy. Compared to his portrait in the back any way. Edit. Also forgot to ask... Do you already have the alpaca? Because she is really strong. Don't let her class fool you. She will give Tin and Bari a run for their money on dps. Maybe even beat them outright.
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Going off the text on the weapon box on a screenshot it uses "she" but we also know GT isn't always great with English accuracy. On the otherhand their track record for giving us male characters has been awful so I wouldn't bet on a male android here.
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Thread Best use of a game's "theme song" during gameplay/story moments? [Spoilers]
Guardian Tales 10-5 was amazing. The lead up and execution was great and I really didn't expect it from a cute little game that generally doesn't take itself very seriously. I dunno about Ahtal Ka because I haven't played Generations? but Fatalis in MHW is sort of special. Fatalis hasn't appeared in MH for a long time and has a reputation and fan support. When this theme hit, it is not the MHW rendition which we have been hearing in many of big fights throughout MHW and Iceborne. This is the original Proof of a Hero to go with one of the original final challenges. I don't think it can really be matched by others if you've been a fan going through multiple games since MH2 or earlier. The nostalgia hits hard and it just oozes with appreciation for the series and fans to me. Edit. Welp. I stand corrected. Fatty has been around more than i have it seems
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
I always assumed all the androids were female and I do remember mk2 this way too. Then again given the events of W13 and Mk2... Maybe it is actually a Mk2.1 Refurbished Android?
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I got Kamael but no luck on ex, as usual. The next hero looks to be a dark husbanroid. Consecutively after long male character drought... Well played GT, well played. The urge to wallet is going to be strong. So I know everyone is saying Kamael is super good. But I dumped this month's kamazon awakening stones into the some Rue because my Mayreel is stuck on legend stones. My earth team hit for an additional 3m on scarecrow. If only this actually translated to something useful hahaha. Tried them in late kamazone floors and died so fast without a tanker. With Kamael I dunno what I'm expecting. Still a LONG way if I want to max Evo and awakening him.
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Thread Alchemy Stars |OT| The Floor Is Light
Heresy! Jokes aside, GT is makes a great side game if you don't care for PvP. I had a great time in Alchemy until I got a corrupted data bug and, well, I didn't link my account so I just gave it up. But the lack of fast auto clears and the AI being a bit questionable at times means AS takes more time than GT. I'm also happy that AS doesn't need gearing. You don't have that situation where you strip a character of gear to try your new awesome 5* and feel like you've benched some major investment because you can still use your old heroes whenever the need arises. At least until leveling and ascension gets too crazy.
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Thread Three comedians died last night at a party in LA from cocaine apparently laced with fentanyl, one more in critical condition
Given this thread has devolved past discussing the contents of the op and into back and forth attacks from all sides with little constructive conversation happening, this thread has been locked.
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Thread Games that do harder difficulties RIGHT
I haven't done LASO runs in Halo 4-5 so I can't speak for those difficulties. However I really enjoy difficulties in Halo CE-Reach. Changing difficulty often increases an enemy's rank. Higher rank means more health, faster response and better accuracy. At higher difficulties you also have less health and die a lot easier. This really transforms the game from being a bit of a run and gun rampage of a super soldier to a more strategic one where you need to prioritize your targets. Know all your tools and use them to disrupt the enemy allowing you to pick off individuals and approach some encounters more like a puzzle than simply aiming and firing your weapons. In Halo 2 the brutes are huge damage sponges but the fact that you can headshot them means you practice that shit or save your needles for them since without energy shields they will easily take additional needle explosive damage. Use everything to give you that edge. H2 legendary snipers are still bullshit though. I probably wouldn't have the patience for that these days.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Deadhouse Gates)
I suspect part of the intent is to try and give a sense of time passing. It is sometimes hard to tell how much time actually occurs between sections especially when characters could spend a year trying to cross some area, only reach half way and then arrive at destination by warren 3 days after. Made that example up but you sort of get the point.
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I don't think I/M is very likely. Especially given Icarium's memory is shot every time he goes into a rampage and even the things he remembers seem hazy, more like a distant feeling. With that said, Erikson doesn't really do romantic pairings often but that doesn't mean his characters aren't being intimate when we're reading about some distant war I guess.
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This is really interesting and I have not considered this at all. But that might be on me for just finding the entire idea and situation of Icarium to be terrifying. It would be interesting to review these chapters with this consideration if I get to reread.
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Generally speaking you are not supposed to be able to understand most goals, generally least of all from the chapters about the characters. It usually comes down to later someone will say "This situation is totally fucked, where the hell is Kalam?" and some high rank or person in the know will be like "psssst, he is off on a secret mission to do x" and then that someone will have some thoughts that not so neatly summarises things happening for some characters but also notices gaping holes in their knowledge still. There are times where a character might even accuse one character of being x to get you thinking and that could be wrong or right or just irrelevant. There were times where I really struggled to follow goals/purpose and the person who recommended the series to me suggested I just sort of hold back the questions until the end. Maybe note them down. The story is hard to follow because mutliple things are happening at once across different continents and with different characters. These characters also love secrets and schemes. Knowing the purpose of one character's journey at the moment feels less important when you pick up on the fact that generally most characters have a long list of goals and the priorty of said goals are shifting. Some characters are literally picked up here and plopped over there with this other group while we were reading about some far away battle. It happens a lot and understanding the tiny stuff is less relevant than the bigger picture of how things fall in place towards the end of each book.
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The only people who seem to reflect or remember throughout the series are Tavore/Paran but they both sort of have armies to lead and are related to Felisin and .
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Thread Asian ERA |OT| We don't AGE
We are definitely going to have a meeting with Asian Era, hopefully soon. I'd like to say mid-May but as we all know covid has thrown a lot of our schedules off. However I think we can use this time to try and organise and prep for it. There are a few ideas on how to approach this in terms of procedure. Since I can see already that some members prefer not to use discord the first option is to have a dedicated thread for our members. This can be viewed openly or invites/participants & staff only. Another option is to have the meeting a new discord specifically for the meeting. Also, I think it would be great if we can try to summarise some of our concerns to that we can get an agenda list for the staff to address and discuss in detail on the day. Please let us know here or PM me details. Any member with concerns of privacy but wants to give their input is welcome to PM me as well.
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Thread Why women criticise sexualised character designs | OT3 | "Her ass is part of her character."
There is also the horseborn from the banner saga series, I think they first appear in the second game. On the topic of the horse girl racing gacha game, I thought I might try it because gacha games are like my weakness. Something about collecting characters. I was sort of interested after being shown this race, seeing the skill activate and final rush going from 16/18 to 1st to the sound of the roaring crowds, hyped announcer and music shift was pretty cool. But then I was watching your 3rd (I think?) video from an earlier post and I gotta ask why is there a rando bath scene in there. I mean, not the worst I've seen as far as bath scenes go but like is that sort of a one off or what?I approve.
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It is a bit more than that I think. Drow, the dark elves in DnD are stuck with white hair specifically. It is a racial feature sort of thing. I'd also argue that her body size tends to fit elf stereotypes of being more lithe and rogue-ish garbs. Especially in contrast with Forest. My first thought is human though, mostly because of the missing ears but if she revealed she is an elf I wouldn't be surprised either. You could have a human ear poke out a little. I should give your game another try.
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Thread Why women criticise sexualised character designs | OT3 | "Her ass is part of her character."
So I'm playing and enjoying MonHun Stories 2. One of the costumes you get for an NPC is a costume from MH Rise I believe. I thought it looked ok. But uhhh... You can't see it from the front but I'm pretty sure this is a At first I thought it was an idle animation or something but that is just how it is. She walks and runs on that and just looking at it is unpleasant. Comparison pic I don't have any more words for this.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Friends! I've made it. I made it to Masters Colo by only playing about 3 matches last week and letting my def team do the rest. Hooray for toxic light trio meta with a dash of noxia. Side note. Discovered youtuber ketron has 1hr mixes of GT stage music such as Helena Town and all three versions of the Snow Mountain Side story. I dropped my favourite tracks into a playlist and have been using that during studies. Every time Lupina's theme comes on its hype as fuck after the slower versions lol. I can't really say as I've dropped Genshin quite early. I wasn't a fan of the low rates and the weapon gacha on top was particularly brutal though to be fair weapons are not as essential as they are for some heroes in GT. Interesting how my perspective and stance kinda changes though. These days I don't bother to judge too much. Ultimately each game is designed to prey on their players and you might argue that being more generous is just offering more hooks. Games that half a flat rate and expectations are set, well, it is less enticing already maybe. Things like "this game is very generous" ultimately feels a bit like a trap because ultimately they are giving you chance of RNG but also time gate a lot of stuff. I'm sure people have worked it out in some algorithm and analysis or something somewhere but I've really just stopped caring about things other than my enjoyment of the game play and the gacha rates. Even then I figure it is only a matter of time before I stop.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Rue really grew on me to be honest. If I'm end up building Kammy I'll just sub him in elsewhere then I guess. His ranged attack party buff will be useful regardless.
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Yeah it isn't really worth unless you want to retire that hero imo. Or maybe you want to rush 1 hero and don't mind regrinding a side hero you don't use too often.I haven't looked into him too much but that party buff makes him really solid to fit into a range team as sub dps off element as well. For Earth teams, I'm currently running Mayreel, Bari, Rue, Tinia, Tinia being not very invested so I'll definitely rather sub him in. Tap Mayreel in Heavenhold to listen to her opinion of Kamael lol
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Off the top of my head a 3* hero costs 700 HC to max evo. So you take the total HC from the return and subtract 700. Then take that (I'll guess it is around 500) and divide by 20 as it costs 20 per 40 evo stones in shop. This number will give you how many evolutions you will have from the stones. IIRC you can only buy evo stones a certain number of times. I've never gone all in and bought the total amount so I don't know if it is for a complete evolution. Edit. A quick look at my FP reset screen shows 1280 HC. So 580 HC returned outside of limit break. 580/20 gives me 29x 40 stones in the shop. The shop only lets you buy 29x as well so I doubt it is coincidence. Should probably double check with your own calculation and run through the logic yourself to make sure I'm not messing up somewhere though.
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Kick the most inactive anyway imo. Some of them haven't logged in for over 100 days. They can rejoin if they want later. I don't know about GT but some games will prevent join requests if the guild is full already so may as well skip straight to the booting anyone with triple digits.
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It might be dead x_x If no one replies try to find an active guild for rewards! Maybe someone from EU1 has one you can join. I have no idea who might be in EU1 though.
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I expect you to send me all your evo stones and carry us into top 5 of guild raids so I can do nothing and claim all the rewards. Seriously though, it'll be nice to help out guild stuff but we are very casual. I think you get about 450 gems just from check-ins each week. There are quite a fair bit of rewards from guild stuff that collectively adds up nicely and is mostly pretty lite in effort requirement but no one is going to police your participation. I try to send out evo stones to those requested. For characters like FP and some of the other top heroes I've already hit 5* and collected some extra via events and rewards so I just throw them at guildies when they request while rounding off the heroes I haven't 5*. A lot of new heroes I can't really help though.
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Wow! Congrats! that is crazy. You managed to get every hero? I'm still missing Lucy, the new fire hero and Garam. I don't even want to count the ex especially 4* ex. I thought I was about to get a Lucy a daily yesterday but got a Lilith dupe. I'll put those HC towards Beth I think. Oh yeah post above wants a guild invite.
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I waited for the patch to collect my forge items. First one was a super costume.... But for Plit. Q_Q Also. I still think Global Designs are best. On the JP server side my some of them aren't as bad and honestly I kind of just prefer some of the poses in the original even if the artstyle changes - see Lapice. Going for it already huh. I'm going to see if I want the next hero more before I decide if I want to pull Erina or not. She doesn't really seem like a priority.Yeah, I can't say I'm too happy with where my water is but I'm thinking Marina, Bianca and Yuze for now. Maybe slot someone in with melee attack buff.
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Alright friends. This round of raid just reminds me how bad my fire/water teams are. I have been mostly running off elements against them when I can such as my dark team. So, who do you recommend? Water: Bianca, Marina, Yuze (will need to mileage for ex).... 2* subs? Off element subs? My Marina is 5* and 2 into her limit break. Beyond that I don't have much else here. I think Bianca has a dupe ex invested already but I didn't level her ex all the way either so there is some potential there. Fire: Plit >_> , Vish <_< , Lynn , Akayuki. None of these are maxed because they are mostly arena heroes and I never play arena. Akayuki and Vish I used a bit as they were early heroes I had. All of them have their ex with Akayuki having a few dupes along the way, I think Vish and Plit had a few ex dupes too. But again I haven't worked on them in a long time. They sit at around Lv60 atm. The only 5* and MLB fire hero I have is Miya but she isn't really a raid hero. I'm kinda thinking I'll just focus on water instead of this. Though I kinda like the flaming aura Plit gets and if they keep buffing her maybe it'll be a worth investing. My Plit is not too far from 5* from free event evo stones any way. Edit. I found out there are NPCs you can save in Ch13... I missed a number of them. >_>
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I'm running Lilith on my dark team. Lilith, Beth, Ara and Nox at the moment actually. Scintilla isn't coming home on dailies and I don't think I want to put any more multies into her, especially as I have a Lynn, Vish and Plit just sitting around. Kinda hard to justify at the moment. Any suggestions on water then? I already know I'm missing the key piece aka Garam but maybe I can manage with something else. I don't even really remember who the water 2* that I have ex for are.... Catherine and Rachel I think.
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Today I learned that FP has a super costume in the CN server. No news on when/if it comes over. I really like this set of costumes, not big on the new art for the costume but ehhh, need it cause I'm collecting. This brings my super costumes list that I want to 3 eventually, Ranpang, Erina and FP. In other news... I just wasted about 800k gold enhancing stuff to 5* thinking it was for my book but then realising that I've done so already and they are just missing some other piece in a collection. :'( At least I can extract them but damn. I discovered you can buy a small amount of gold with a fairly reasonable amount of Mirror Shards, guess I'll make sure to run (sweep) mirror a few times weekly so I can snag these. Good luck! I'll thread mark your post too! Max limit break is +5 I think. However the level cap will increase as you reach certain milestones in the story. Max level is 83 atm. If you were at the cap before the recent increase of the cap with W13 also came with some changes to exp and leveling, this made your exp overflow as they decreased the exp needed to level.
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I've done all the 1 and 2* items I've got but like, the 3* and beyond are super expensive. Dunno how I'll go with some of those costume collections either. :\ I also finished 13-5 yesterday. I swapped Gabe with Miya and ran a mix of heroes that I had built. It wasn't really optimal but I still made it lol. Beth being MVP out of no where seems to be a reoccurring theme for me. Like, I'd get the green cup in kamazone, 150% dark attack and Beth just slaps everything down. I haven't even max limit break her yet. Still working on that. She also won me over in And yeah, the music is pretty catchy but I feel that way for a lot of the game music. I like Helena town side story's music a lot too.
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I don't have her myself and I think I'm probably going to go for the next hero instead. However I think I think it is best to consider how she might fit into your own game rather than focusing on how well she fits into the overall game only. I've been slowly moving towards zeebo's videos more than other sources, there are a few other youtubers who give a pretty good break down too.
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I've done one. You get to see all the returned items before committing no? What is the issue? You need to redo the evo grind. But I suppose you get some hc from the conversion.
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Yeah I hear you on the ex. I'm at a point where I think I'd rather get an ex for a character I use or will build than another one purely for collection. Like, I'm not at a point where in farming magic metal so dupes are still rare for me.
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Speaking of designs... On the KR server they finally released Congrats on reaching ch10! You can share your team and progress and we can offer tips. Try not to spend too many gems on revives. The first boss is a huge gate keeper but it doesn't respawn.
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What happened? What is going on? I see we have two new members in the guild. I've been meaning to ask actually, what is the general thoughts on requesting evo stones? I'm at a point where I have a lot of heroes maxed evo but I'm gated by awakening stones. To the point I'll stop grinding evo and move back to mirror rifts soon I think. This also leaves me with surplus of stones. Like Marina is my first max evo and this event hands me 30 at stamina consumption milestones. Same with a lot of the other events/rewards. I'm aware we can trade for hc, but the rates there aren't great and if you're crunching evo dungeons it sorta sucks so I'm happy to help others with evo stones that I have but no one seems to ever request any... unless they time out before I see them, which is quite likely as well cause I'm not logging on too many times a day.
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Hmm, I don't think it is practical to branch out into other elements too much for me. I only have 3/4 of my current teams up and for the most part many of them are still not fully awakened or have great accessories. The state of the fire element is definitely at the bottom I think but at the same time I don't particularly care for having a lot of new heroes that are OP. I think part of the problem with characters that are really strong isn't the fact that they are strong but the fact that they work so well in too many areas/content. So, if the game releases a hero that does the same thing but is fire element, many of us still feel let down because it doesn't add anything "new" and we may already have this hero's job filled by another. Investing in a hero is kind of steep when it comes to (mostly) F2Pers like myself. The awakening stones, legendary stones in particular are a huge investment. Rolling for options too. Still, I don't particularly feel Lucy or Lynn has been disappointing but rather more balanced than characters like Gabrielle who really has no right dealing as much damage as she does for a support character for example. One of the reasons why I like Mayreel is that she is strong on her own but adds value to existing characters as well. I think stuff like this helps prevent crazy power creep scenarios some game run into. All said though, fire needs a bit of a leg up. Maybe the next hero will be it. Also I'm really curious about the new guild activity, meteorite mining or whatever. It is going to be run between guild raid seasons.
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I'm going to guess this might be asking about awakening stones since those are conveniently red/blue/green element colours. You have 3 daily awakening dungeon runs. You can refresh for 300 gems if you're desperate or have spare gems. Tidying up Heavenhold sometimes gives a little, pruning bushes, removing trees etc. Shop in heavenhold will sometimes have some for sale. Kamazone shop will have some awakening stones that refreshes.... monthly I think?
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Yeah, it is interesting. Against Android Erina I was hitting much higher with Rue lead for whatever the reasons. Even if I was only getting 1 round of CC vs the occasional 1.5 - 2 CC with Mayreel leader. The issue with Rue's weapon skill is that we're waiting for the sleigh to do the fly by but also the boss could have moved by then. Which is one of the biggest problems against the fairy boss this raid. Not to mention when you're gated on the other side of the laser Rue can't reach the boss with her attack.
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The luck! I got knight too but I'm running female knight so I don't use that skin after all. Damn I want the Ranpang costume. My tip for the hero list is to use filters. Two taps rather than dragging through the list. I find filtering by element tends to be enough. They really should have had old as default and the new one as a super costume.
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That is pretty awesome. If it did secretly steer useful resources your way behind the scenes I'm not going to go complain about it. My own experiences with these boxes hasn't been that great though. As an example the game gave me a tone a full stack of Nari stones similiar to what you have for FP here when all I wanted was FK. Or worse, the game gives me constant Lahn and Lupina stones from the dark boxes when I don't have Lahn and haven't been using Lupina at all. Earth has been kind to me though.
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Currently running Rue, Bari, Mayreel and Tinia in Earth raid. They aren't all MLB but I'm working on that. It is interesting that despite Rue being generally the better dps I hit higher numbers with Mayreel lead in this raid because of the boss mechanics. That said, it is also infuriating seeing Rue walking around cluelessly during the raid while everyone else is firing away. I have bloody Ouros RNG spooking me up to lb 78 so maybe I'll try an Alef one day.
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Wait. Is the new hero another fist fighter? We already have Vish right? Or is this a different weapon type? I think they split claws and fists or whatever.
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For healers, Miya and Gab. Miya being the premiere healer while Gab being behind her but also a sub dps and light resistence debuffer. Gab is a great combo with mk99 and Nari's range def down also helps but I think Miya is still the top when it comes to actual healer. Budget options are Aoba. Loraine is a early option but most people move away from her. I'm not sure how well she performs with her ex. Favi's ex is also quite new so I'm not sure how he performs either. Mayreel, Aisha and Karina supports but not really healers IIRC. Relevant.
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Looks like the Japan release is finally happening. The got new character illustrations and imo they are worse than ours. Also looks like we have the new banners. Zeebo has a video.
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I would probably pick Lilith for now. Mostly because she is the only realistic dps choice of the lot. I'll say that Lorraine and Knight aren't bad early investments but I wouldn't go too heavy into awakening stones with them. They are both useful with Knight always having event rift bonus and Lorraine being very common as well. Until you have a character that can solo the rift with three bonus characters having these carrying some of the weight will be useful. If you end up with a Knight at high level and able to solo these rifts even better for rewards. Knight and Lorraine will have elemental disadvantage but Knight also has some interesting aspects. The Knight takes 25% less damage in story quests, this sort of negates the elemental damage they take. The knight is one of the few 2* heroes with pretty high stats that can almost compete with some of the 3* heroes. Especially note worthy is their ex weapon's chain skill having very strong skill damage at over 400% (you get this weapon for free from the vending machine in Heavens Hold). Also note worthy is that the Knight can wield an assortment of different weapons. At the moment, you might want to try giving the Knight a light gun weapon. The ai will hopefully make the Knight stick behind the Princess rather than rush in with melee. You will want to start looking into hitting 5* evolution and limit breaking your unique hero. The check list for upgrading the training room is a pretty worthwhile goal in terms of powering up. World 10 and onwards put a heavy emphasis on dodging and priortizing problem enemies. Regardless of team and hero strength there are times you will need to dodge enemy attacks so it can take some practice. There are a number of youtube videos that might have specific bosses and their attack patterns. Use these as you need and try to not rely on revives too much as it gets expensive and it is generally better to use the gems to reset awakening dungeon or for stamina or for gacha on heroes of course. Or even that fancy costume you really want. Take a break from the difficulty now and then with Nightmare world stuff. They are extension off the normal world story. There is also the side story section. These areas should help you get some gems, cards and keep you occupied while you work on your characters as well. Side story is also fun for learning about some of the characters. Don't neglect accessories/shield. I think that generally covers it but if there is something in particular you want to ask, go for it. Who you invest in as far as heroes go is sort of up to you. Noxia, Lilith and Oghma are all useful and great heroes for different reasons.
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I'm not a huge of her recoil. Kinda annoying especially after running around as lilith or mk. But more important shoulder charging into enemies with Rue is oddly satisfying. I keep forgetting that Rue is classed as a warrior so has some tankiness in the kit to make up for being almost front line lol.
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Yeah and that is kinda insulting in itself. Super costumes are not like other costumes that you save and buy fairly easily. They took a character who is this bad ass old woman, likely kicked your ass in story a few times and in raids with her robot form or whatever and they did her dirty by throwing what we know of her out and giving us yet another waifu in a game that is already over saturated with them. The fact that they have the old visuals as a super doesn't make up for the fact that they felt the need to sex her up for the release. Just super disappointing.
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I spent a lot this banner too. Easy decision knowing I can kinda of take it easy over the anniversary given I have a lot of the heroes on offer and there are no new heroes. I managed to get Ele actually but her weapon dodged me. I even put this week's colo gem reward into a multi but naah. Got a Grem ex instead.what jokes? Oh wait the raisin shower legends and stuff. fun fact, part of that was due to type and I just ran with it.
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Template for snormy's low effort anniversary thread. Feedback welcome. Title. something something Guardian Tales Anniversary Event, 100 free pulls 27/7 Spoiler warning. There will be some minor spoilers of characters. This is sort of unavoidable but won't entirely ruin the experience of the story, just gives a little early hint of what is to come. These spoilers are mostly on character and costume names you will see, essentially you will realise there is a "Future" scenario of characters. What that future is? Play and find out right? Guardian Tales is a mobile gacha ARPG game. Inspired by games such as Zelda A Link To The Past to the extent that it became a marketing bullet point. Collect heroes, loot, story mode, raid bosses, co-op dungeons, PvP and various minigames. You get at a rate of 10 summons per day. You can save them until the end of the event but . (image taken from KR server so the date is 1 week earlier but otherwise rewards should be the same)., , As you play the game, expending stamina you collect currency to unlock rewards along the path. There are a lot of useful and great rewards here including a very rare limit break hammer for weapons. Looks like this. A new short story featuring Lahn and Lupina. (Clear Nightmare World 8 to access). This presumably stays available after the event like other side stories. Will work on this and throw it up sometime soon, maybe late.....
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
*Flex* I recently leveled Beth and Lilith. So now dark team hits for around 4k pretty easily, everything else is kinda similar to before. I'm too lazy to keep pushing anyways, I barely remember to do my 3 runs some days. And I also know I've been losing scarecrow on a few elements now so guild rankings are less about me being stronger but just getting a few good runs in I think. That sometimes someone has to spend a full turn to finish off that last 2hp the boss has lol
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Anniversary thread is up. Go forth and watch it fade into obscurity. There are also a list of coupons available at the bottom of the OP there so please @me if new codes are available or I missed any.Was added last update I think.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
I think adding fire banners would only benefit people like me who have most of the characters in the available banners but missing characters like Lynn, Lucy and garam. If I did banners I might go tank Marina, FP, Oghma Support: May, Nox, Miya Story: Lahn, Lupina, Lilith I think the issue with running so many banners is that majority will get shadowed by the giants. Like, other than those who have her or don't like her (lemme at em!) who would go for a non-FP banner? Waifu first crew aside. The banners are not well distributed as there are no healers in there either who would also at least be universally useful. Then you have the issue of running the same banners that were run only recently such as Gabe and Eleanor. That really leaves the water healer whom I often forget exists entirely. They also usually give evo stone rewards during the events for the banner heroes so having too many heroes would probably split these out more than they want maybe. I sort of hope they do more than just fan service 3* versions of the 2* heroes (Idol, Beach, Lifeguard). I'd love to see a bad ass Champion Lavi or Commander Craig or a halfway point of Marshmellow and his future form.
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Edited my post a bit. WIll probably dump it out into the wild tomorrow. Also smithy I didn't include the long list of hero suggestions, probably a bit info over load for a comment in the OP. The key here is low effort. \o/
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I vaguely remember someone talking about controller and needing to use an older version of an emulator... Was it e? I'll just summon for fun any way maybe he remembers even if it wasn't him.
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I'll put a few into weapons but I'll probably put most into heroes on the off chance of an off banner hero or some more HC. Trying to rng limit break ex from banner is meme level luck I feel.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
We didn't do any special promotions that I remember. I sometimes change the title but otherwise that was about it. In fact, this very thread began not as an OT but as a promotion thread, you can see it in the OP itself. What kind of promotion did you have in mind?
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
I don't think we really need a new OT. But I figured that if we were going to make a new thread for the purpose of the anniversary and trying to get new players we could reboot the OT at the same time. This thread was only OT because we all kept coming back any way cause there was no OT. Only the topic creator or moderator/admin can edit posts and mods are not really meant to edit posts outside of moderator duties. Some title changes can be ok if it better reflects the thread but the contents of the OP is not really the same. So this thread is more like it inherited the OT in spirit. In any case. I was thinking something kinda low key any way. Like, reserving the second post for OT-ish sort of info that I can fill out when I get the time and find someone to do a simple banner. An OT doesn't need to be too fancy. Artwork, there are plenty in the fan kit, plenty more online, we can also take screenshots or whatever. But then again, maybe I'm forgetting myself. Low effort Snormy... We could always do nothing and watch our gems sink into the abysss while getting nothing in return. @
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
Speaking of light units. I'm looking at Mk99... Who do you even pair her with. I know I've seen colo comps of FK, MK, Gab but who do you add to even get a chain for MK? Or is she strong enough for that to be irrelevant? What about raid teams? My main light heroes being FK, Eugene, Gab are not helping. I have a baby Lapice in the works too but that doesn't work either. When does anniversary start for global? After this event?
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
We don't usually move threads back out. That said, if you wanted a thread on the main gaming forum you could make a new thread about that. It might be for the best any way since this OT was sort of spontaneously set since it was where we ended up. If you make a new thread we can just move over to that and maybe have the OP be a bit more up to date while also giving a shout to the 1yr anniversary. I'm hopeless with OTs but makes many gacha OTs so maybe can help you out with that. I do have some useful links though you might use if you wanted. Official GT fan kit. Not sure if they have an updated one. Has time stamps and dl link in description. More tracks than provided in fan kit. I have a bunch of rando pics I saved I can probably throw in as well if you wanted I can rehost them but most are just screens or artwork.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Season 2! Heavenhold in maintenance
I read and appreciate the OTs. I like the little animations in Arknights OT. Sadly I don't have the stamina (heh) to try any additional gacha games so I stay away from your OTs before I'm tempted into trying them out. It feels like there is a new gacha to try every couple of months and given they are kinda addicting, especially during the early honeymoon phase I can't really justify the time to try them all. You might be onto something about just doing a thread and getting everyone to post in here. We can re-visit the OT idea when the switch version comes out maybe.
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Thread Psychonauts 2 will feature an invincibility toggle to enable "all ages, all possible needs" to enjoy the game
I think you're focusing too much on what you imagine the game and full experience to be and missed the point where we are focusing on the people with special needs. What does it even matter if you only experience parts of the game if you have a genuine great time with it any way. I'd wager that in most developer's minds that is still a win. We also don't know the details on the feature. So you're invincible but will there bit a bit of hit stun to slow you down at times? That might make it so the player still wants to try and dodge or play well. Maybe it can be toggled on and off and is only used in certain moments. The user will have all these decision making interfaces that are different to your own, but if you're playing with a disability that affects your ability to play the game then that should be a given. There is also the question on platforming which others in the thread have raised. Your set of experiences isn't going to translate onto others and that doesn't mean either one is more or less fun for individuals.Mmm. Should have just left this part out entirely cause that kind of reads like a load of crap. Like, swapping in "cheat options" like some derogatory term - but oh its something fine when you were a kid or reducing it further to a functional skip in order to say this isn't giving players the full/true experience. -_-
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Thread Am I an asshole?
You feel guilty probably cause you felt like you had to help so now that you didn't you feel like you cheated. My movers asked for me to leave a review for them. I did because they did an ace job. Maybe you can do something similar. In the review I just went in basic, area to area, things I liked about them doing their job and the general friendliness of them (I named specifically by first name as they had a few sets of drivers/movers). Congrats on new place. Am I invited to the house warming?
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Thread Visual Novel Community Thread: No Auto Read Required
I'm not expecting something light hearted and happy all the way through I guess. I get that there tends to be some drama, tension, emotional tugs or attempts of and such.Can't say I'm a huge fan of this genre but I won't turn it away without checking it out at least so thanks for the suggestion.Yeah. I guess it isn't so bad if the characters are more than their stereotypes and the writing isn't reminding us of these stereotypes in every other scene with the characters? Does that make sense or even make it easier at all? I really haven't played a VN in years.
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Thread Visual Novel Community Thread: No Auto Read Required
This actually sounds interesting somewhat but then I'm a little hesitant. At this point I'm kind of turn away by narratives of characters suffering certain traumas, particularly when it comes to women and sexual traumas. There is plenty of that everywhere and I'd like to avoid if possible. Would you still recommend it? Someone recommended me Majikou or something like that. "Light hearted, lots of innuendo but nothing that crosses the line. Plenty of funny moments characters have a goof friendship feeling to them from start to finish." I am super skeptical and the steam page doesn't give me much impression either. School theme and the main character is supposedly a schemer? Hmm. doubt.gif Anyone here have any more info on it? Kinda pricey too.
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Thread Punishing: Gray Raven - 3D action mobile game - Launching in English July 16, 2021
The character and attacks look pretty nice. But at the same time they don't look too deep in terms of moveset. I guess they want to add variety with characters rather than having a nice variety of moves per character. Also, are there better levels cause the boss battle video and the character demo videos show the same boring level that is basically just a flat ground battleroom. :( Maybe I'll try it. Someone ping me a reminder when it is out please. :D
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Thread Punishing: Gray Raven - 3D action mobile game - Launching in English July 16, 2021
Who is running this? What are the rates? How much commitment will this need? I love me some action games but I'd have it in me to replay a ton of trash stages in games like this which is almost always needed for leveling/ascensions/promotions etc. Does it have good autos/sweeps? So many questions.I need pics, is this finally the moment I retire e7?
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Thread How do you discover new games to play?
Word of mouth, Era and sometimes just browsing the shops and looking into games that seem up my alley. I'll add that "Era" is a bit vague. I don't just crash through random threads when I want something new to play. I typically know what kind of things I like, what I might be in the mood for and I'll dip into an OT somewhere or look at various publisher/developer's offerings and see what I haven't played then go ask some questions, ask for some comparisons etc. Sometimes I'll bounce some questions through reddit the same way. When I look into something I try to read some reviews, I tend to prefer this to videos. Videos I go to for explaination of mechanics for example, when I'm looking at monster hunter rise, I want to know what is new, what is tweaked in the weapons and what not. I don't need the game to be reviewed entirely, that isn't useful to me and I can catch the general impressions and understanding of it as a long time fan of the series in a few casual reviews. Another example might be turn based games. Plenty around so I'll instead look into what the battle system involves. Any QTE or strategy to it. How are skills learned and characters obtained etc. Last example. Metroidvania indie games, there are now quite a few out there, plenty that look pretty good and more than I have time to give frankly. Plenty take the Souls hype and some do it well, others not really and some sort of pretend to then do their own cool thing. I explore what each offers mechanically. I look into things like mechanics and try to get a feel of the movement/combat and progression of the game (check point system, upgrade, exploration, mapping systems etc). So basically research a bit.
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Thread For new or legacy FFXIV players: some tips for maximizing your enjoyment
You get over it once you become the person waiting for the nth time and you realise it isn't too bad. For the most part they have made it so most of the dungeons and trials cutscenes are fairly quick. I think only a few of them are a bit more annoying. It really isn't something to worry about.
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Thread I can't believe that Soul Sacrifice is only available on the Vita
The game has a lot of flaws especially when compared to MH of the sameish genre. That said, MH has had so many sequels to hammer out a better design issues and develop ideas. If SS or Freedom Wars, heck even Toukiden got half as much success to see some more sequels and refining we would be swimming in these great games. Soul Sacrifice does have a special place for me though. The grim dark and horror of it is sort of unique. I hated the wiggly font thing they did with the story. The story regarding sacrifice and such is interesting yet I sort of wish it didn't focus so much on your friend, but I guess she was a main reason your story became what it is. What kind of madness is the idea of being so desperate that you willingly use forbidden spells such as using your own lungs as a catalyst for spells. The fact that sorcerers are pretty much all sacrificing themselves slowly and doomed to agonizing death or worse is sort of fascinating. Then you get bad asses like this dude. You can see the parts he either lost in battle, straight up used in a sacrifice or has deteriorated over time.This is the old Monster Hunter loop essentially. You want grind enemies to powerup and optimize your character. Get stronger spells and what not.
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Thread Enemy Placement in Metroidvania Games
I think even having some kind of slide down only would have been nice. Or they could have had a very mild slope that you simply move through in those smaller transition type areas. I actually really enjoyed fighting up a long flight of stairs in some of the castlevania games, getting beaten back down and needing to push upwards was a bit of a rewarding uphill battle in a generally easy game. That said, there are also times where the AI or enemy is not designed to deal with this such as when they cannot fire diagonally down at you or some of their attacks have them leaping way over you harmlessly.
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Thread Enemy Placement in Metroidvania Games
Speaking of Hollow Knight and terrain + placement of enemies though, one thing that struck me as odd is how there are no slopes in HK. You have steps and gaps and walls and cliffs but a little ramp? Nah. Once you notice it, sometimes the world feels kind of flattened somehow.
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Thread Legend of Mana Remastered |OT| The Wind Sings of a Journey
Adding to that, there are times the guest character might leave for story purposes and you'll be stuck with 1P running around until you get another. It really isn't designed with co-op full playthrough in mind. Also, some of the guest characters are really not great.
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Thread Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - What Do You Think?
It is my favourite and I think it moved logically in a more RPG mechanics way. The level design and characters were the weakest part I think even though I do like Shanoa the characterization is a bit boring and the interaction with other story characters left a lot to be desired. Here are some things I liked. -A, B Combo System - It was oddly satisfying and a nice move away from the single strokes, timing a quick one-two feels nice. It also sets up the pacing a bit better, you can have a faster 1-2 attack but then there is a bit of a cool down between the next combo. -Attack attributes matter - Trying to brute force your way through enemies is... possible but you will have a much easier time if you pay mix up your weapons and try different attacks pierce/blunt/elements etc against different enemies. I imagine the people who failed the crab boss and didn't reach the top were not using the right attribute. -Difficulty - It is a brutal game compared to others in the series and I honestly really liked it. Possibly the only game in the series I bought and used healing items fairly often throughout the game. The difficulty I think comes from the fact that every hit deals a lot more damage and the point above. While the level designs are quite poor. The levels themselves look quite nice sometimes and I enjoyed having areas outside the castle for a change of pace. The town and villager/quest system is interesting but ultimately underbaked. A bit more guidance on some quests and a bit more interesting design would have been nice. Maybe even building the village up rather than simply rescuing villages would have been fantastic though perhaps straying too far from the series' main focus. Has one of the best versions of Dracula to fight but not as fancy as the set pieces from PoR for example nor does it have the same weight as walking into as Alucard for instance. Obligatory crab fight comic for laughs.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Deadhouse Gates)
Violence against and taking advantage of then casting aside the helpless is actually a theme in the series but you won't really see how some of the stuff fits until later and while the violence is perhaps never justified you sort of see some of the people attempting to make things right in some way even if the cost ends up being a huge body count. That said, some of it is very much moments of senseless violence, there are details that I don't think are entirely necessary. Definitely not something to rush back into if these have a stronger impression on you than others. I spread out over years which is just as well because the final book of the series came out at just the right time to push me to finish.Ascendants are (usually) not dead or anything like that so for the most part I imagine most would remember most of their life. It is likely up to the individual's memory and conditions, as an example Rake's memory goes far back while Icarium suffers from frequent memory loss. I'll quote the wiki because it is not something that is ever really explained in the books, characters theorise but even then another theory later much contradict or they might offer clashing elements for consideration as part of the puzzle yet to be solved.The wiki has a lot of minor spoilers as it uses examples from the books to explain some things as example which if you're not up to may be a spoiler so I'd be careful if you browse. As an example the list of ascendants they use as an example might have names that surprise. Something I've always been curious about is whether those who have risen to a titled position in a House was ascended. I figure that it is not as their power not really their own but a blessing of sorts that can be stripped from them? They are also typically the ones to call on the leader of the house for blessings and help.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Deadhouse Gates)
It is fairly well executed I think. The it is pretty obvious some things are setup from a while ago but when, for example the info comes from someone who typically isn't trusted you sort of have doubts. Ultimately you realise that revising history at that point is a bit irrelevant or knowing the characters identity doesn't change what shit is about to go down. How well you follow bread crumbs is also a tough one to gauge. We have a lot of characters, some significant but rare in actual appearance, for example Caladan Brood is is important, powerful, respected and involved but often not prominent compared to say Rake. How long you spend between books matters too, I read the series over years so I was constantly back tracking or reading a synopsis of earlier books online forms refresher. ASoIaF I think most characters can be tied down to a house which is usually part of the region or north, south, offshore etc. I think in Malazan there are too many pieces. Adapting to film will lose a lot of what makes some of the scenes impactful I think as you digest every word of detail to fill out a scenario vs seeing it pass Inna few seconds. The pace and tone would probably shift. The convergences probably happens too soon. I also think we have a lot more in the area of non-humans. And I can't imagine the Panion's army being done well given their uniqueness. Maybe an animated series would help I don't know
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Deadhouse Gates)
Felisin arc is pretty much the torture porn of this book and it is a long drawn out journey unlike other torture porny parts of the series. Some things will click in place, as they already have by some of your comments but it doesn't really make the journey better. If anything it leaves you feeling like everything went wrong. Like, I'm mad at everyone who knew and let it decline to such a state for poor Felisin. Fuck these people. I think either Krup or Rake summarises Heboric's state or at least hypothesises.
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IMO... No. Nothing here felt crucial, nothing felt like it would be loss if it was less detailed. In fact, very little felt gained by the revelations and seeing the climax at the end other than. I think the distinction between Felisin and a lot of other characters is that her trials are incredibly cruel. Certainly many characters have it tough and struggle in the series but only a few I felt drops to this level and those few are not quite as in depth as Felisin from memory.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Deadhouse Gates)
Yeah, I also think it will always be particularly difficult as this series sort of does that thing where one person tells the story then a bit later another tells it with more insight from a different perspective and you're not always sure if one person is telling the the truth or lying or misinformed and a mix of all the rest. There are characters who declare themselves to be characters/figures whom (imo) they clearly are not. The way Erikson goes about constantly making the reader guess, second guess, back track and all that can be a bit rough in this regard. And so much hinting too lol.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Deadhouse Gates)
I think where I struggled was when it started off the book with mostly a new cast of characters whom i wasn't very attached to, going through all the hoops of learning about them, their place in the world, who the power players are and what their motivations are, all the while in the back of my mind I'm wondering what kind of trouble Kalam is getting into right now. That said, the pay off was also worth it because I found other characters to like.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Deadhouse Gates)
When I think on it I don't particularly care about his justifications just as I don't necessarily think it is there for titillation or pandering. But it is 100% there in such details and length to make readers uncomfortable and downright disgusted with those moments. I just think it isn't necessary, and makes the series worse. That doesn't mean the way we feel about certain characters are not necessary for the book per se but rather the way it is written. I don't think he does women particularly well as an example we could have had really cool, powerful women without the caveats that the ones in the series have. Lady E I'm sure someone better versed in these subjects have gone over it in more detail somewhere. I'm just here saying that this is a bit of a pattern you notice when you're 10+ books in. His women are not really on par with the men in his writing. At least not in the MBoTF series, not sure about the others.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Deadhouse Gates)
I'm really enjoying the reads of your summaries and thoughts. There are characters I really like from this series and it is fun to see your reaction to hem, others are characters I know about, maybe a bit of trivia that is relatively inconsequential in the grand scheme but also fits snugly into the picture itself. I have to fight the urge to hype up certain characters for future events too. Not a whole lot I can say without spoilers but I'm glad you're enjoying it because I'm enjoying your posts here.
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Majority of the women in the series feel like they exist as a narrative for some man. Even figures who are powerful or named often feel like a foot note beside some man they stand beside. Those who retain power are also often staying out of the story/behind the scene. There really is no justification for the Barghast scene nor the earlier scene with K or R. It's like, we get it. Even including it there is no need for the level of detail and brutality involved. His style skips over massive important moments such that we get recaps by randoms later to fill us in, this would have been more than enough for some of the events that takes place but the fact that we have these scattered throughout the series is a big take away from my enjoyment.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Deadhouse Gates)
Crokus being insufferable is definitely intentional but also done pretty well. When I think on it, I end up cutting him some not small degree of slack. I get that there is a fair bit of teenage idiocy to him but his place in the world is actually fairly interesting from an outside perspective. Especially when contrasting to Apsalar and looking at their interactions which I won't go into as it might be spoilers. Still, this is essentially Crokus at this point.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Deadhouse Gates)
The goal of the empress (most power figures really) and a lot of her agents are never really meant to be clear. That is sort of the point, keeps everyone guessing. One other thing to note is how the same events, told by different people reveal different truths and allows you to piece the events together even if not completely. Some of what you ask such as regarding Tattersail, Hairlock etc is going to be expanded on soon so I'll just let you enjoy reading that. You are at a point where shit is happening real quick. It is like seeing all the pieces set up on the board finally moving all at once. That moment 11th minute in a 10 minute no rush pvp match of star craft. Everything coming together. Super exciting and what makes some of the slogging through the more tedious moments worth it. Keep going! Things will resolve and you will have so many questions but also hopefully a huge grin when you manage to put some of the puzzle pieces together.
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I'm following the thread op. Keep us posted! To people who sort of bounced off this series or are curious but hesitant about the investment. I think is also fantastic and checks a lot of the same boxes even if scope and scale might change a bit in different areas. I haven't finished the whole series there but they are also somewhat self contained in smaller series too.This is great and makes me want to re-read it myself.
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Thread Join me as I make my way through the Malazan Book of the Fallen! (Currently: Deadhouse Gates)
I enjoyed Gardens of the Moon but it was kind of a mixed ride as a series. Has some good highs and some awful and shitty bits a plenty too. The glossary and appendices at the back are your friend. I'm awful with names and I keep checking back to see who is who. Many characters are also using aliases, are referred to by various titles and what not. A warning, the series doesn't exactly follow any single one character so if you have favourites from Gardens of the Moon you may not see them again in the next two books but generally each book has some interesting characters.Warrens are so of like other planes or realms. Some are more unique in circumstances/situation/creation than others. Mages can open a path into a warren and exit somewhere else. The way it works is sort of "loosely" defined but some warrens can be dangerous to traverse. It might be unstable. So while a mage might find a warren through the shadow realm can take him across the continent from A to B takes 6 days, a less stable warren through a more dangerous realm might cut it down to three days. Not all magic comes from warrens, generally speaking references to "old" magic and some of the characters will have powers that are not entirely warren based. Some of the more powerful figures will have access to magic from the warrens as well as other stuff. A warren can sometimes be referred to as a realm or house. House of Shadow might refer to all the power players and rulers of the warren of shadow. Some warrens have known and recognised kings/rulers and a bit of court system. The rulers are generally powerful and sometimes revered as gods. As an example Hood is the current ruler of the warren that governs the spirits/afterlife. Essentially the grim reaper and typically referred to as a God of Death. These are imo not well defined but the deck of dragons is a stack of cards that are typically used for fortune telling. Its accuracy and interpretation varies based on who draws and reads the cards. It is a tool used by the author to vaguely foretell things to come. Eg a small band of soldiers seek fortune about their next battle only to discover multiple gods have a stake in the battle and end up more concerned than before they went in. Gods or rulers of a warren often have some kind of court. So one position you see often is "mortal sword" which is typically the chosen champion who fights for the warren or god. The position is not always officially given and how it works or any specific benefits tend to vary but at least usually the chosen gets some boons such as healer in dire situations or outright endurance increase etc.They are intelligent. They are part of the warren of Shadows and obey the rulers of the realm as well. You learn more about them later. They are huge, intelligent and can pretty much reduce a city to ruins.
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Thread Japanese Mobile Gacha Games |OT| Gatcha Wallet
Did try too many. Wrote off a good number of them before trying in fact. Currently I'm down to Epic 7 - Barely keeping my interest, on the cusp of dropping it even though I've been playing for a long time. Feels like it is getting worse and my frustration is building faster than my enjoyment. Lord of Heroes - Very casually. More for story given the characters are very limited. Some are just colour swaps with different skills and minor changes to personality. Waiting for English translation of the 3rd difficulty. Guardian Tales - My main game for now. Really enjoying it and some of the recent qol are fantastic. The story hit me like a truck. The combat is less interesting than exploring the world and seeing what silly shenanigans the characters get up to. The game has a way to constantly throw things I'm not expecting. Including minigames. They put in a topdown shooter/bullet hell type thing for one stage. Another is a reference to Elite Beat Agents. I was a bit arena times are not aligned with my schedule but now I'm grateful so I don't even need to bother checking and aiming for arena ranks. The coliseum is over nice and quick so I can move on. Looking forward to the release of world 11.
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Thread Japanese Mobile Gacha Games |OT| Gatcha Wallet
I'll try not to spoil anything but I feel the game is very sneaky there, the game has been throwing unexpected turns or minigames here and there. I too thought it was mostly memes and all but I think around chapter 8 the themes were getting a bit more serious. The tone shift probably starts here and ramps up. The story telling is a bit different to a lot of gacha in that most have standing portrait and dialogue scenes. GT displays the characters and emotes them getting thrown around albeit in a cartoon violence fashion. Still, when you see a character get wrecked on screen and fall down to a x_x faced body and can confirm the NPC is dead through map interaction it makes the message sink in more. And over time as things escalate, you see more of them. And then... They throw more unexpected shit at you. Sometimes, the tragedy is there to see and feel. You already know how it will pan out because ultimately it is a game and story needs to progress but the loss you watch along the way and struggles of these adorable pixel characters that you didn't know you were attached to still moves you. I think the game does well in the story in that it finds a nice balance with fun, silly stuff and pop references to make sure the heavy stuff doesn't bear down on you too much. Even the ending of the Christmas event was surprising and I wasn't ready for it. Or maybe the secret is there is no balance and all of a sudden you say "Oh shit. This is serious."
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The canon Knight gender is definitely up for debate. Many of the side missions default to male knight and many of the costumes are either one or the other, often not both. I'm not sure how much of it is sloppy translation but I'm not here to defend that noise. It is definitely an unfortunate situation there that I wish they fixed up. For the story I definitely agree with you in a lot of that. I don't think the writing is spectacular at all. Nor is the story all that deep. However, I don't feel it always needs to be. I do agree that some topics were heavy and handled in a way that is not exactly elegant to say the least. In fact, I'd argue the handling of it is poor in some instances. I was very much on the fence with world 9's story because the light hearted stuff felt at odds with how dark some of the elements were. That said, the game isn't going to go into long exposition or wonderful prose. It will tell the story with exaggerated cartoon violence on screen and the occasional cutscene. I would say that L's sidequest in chapter 10 was better than what I have experienced in many games of the genre. My praise for the game is also partly due to my surprise for how much I enjoy it. A large part of that is also experiencing the story. For story that is a bit more thought and text heavy I'd argue that Lord of Heroes is probably one of the better ones even if it feels very cliche and at times not particularly self reflective. But certainly one of the only gacha games that has me thinking about any of the morality/ethics of characters and situation. Also better than most on the gendering front though that is hardly a high bar in the gacha genre.
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I really enjoyed it. It doesn't overstay its welcome. The characters are messy and some of the events are a bit messed up but I found it interesting. The systems are pretty interesting but I think they made it a bit too easy to manage/steer away from fail states with the loyalty stuff. Combat isn't really its strong point but I don't consider it bad like the sponge fest that was Blackguard 1 and 2. For what its worth, I don't even like vikings theme and I had a lot more fun with it than I expected.How about
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Yeah but I don't really like Mk99's design and I've only really got Marina and Bianca on water at the moment though I guess both of these are quite strong I would like to add Garam to my roster more than most other characters at the moment. Apparently there is a sticker/emblem of Bianca on Life Guard Yuzu's new ex lol.
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Both can be fine to the individual I think but generally a person with a disability may have special needs is how I like to remember it. Special needs I tend to use less of in favor of accessibility needs. A lot of the push towards inclusive language is partly to fight stigma and stereotyping. In that sense it is probably better to stick with inclusive language and use something else if the individual prefers. This is a good read, it is interesting that it lists special needs under euphemisms. I know a lot of places still use special needs and it seems the least problematic to me but maybe I'm missing something. A quote for the lazy, clicky to read more.
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Thread Why women criticise sexualised character designs | OT3 | "Her ass is part of her character."
I do like Melty Blood, I think they do hair and cloth animation nicely and I'm a bit of a sucker for that so probably also a bit bias. There is probably a conversation for Arcueid's design in the upcoming sequel. Dunno if it was always there but aside from the short skirt her shirt looks a bit more boob socky. I hope they don't give Aoko short shorts or something.
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On the gacha front, I quite like what we have in Lord of Heroes. I am always wary though since the bar is set so low I miss things with characters I like. I'd love to see what others think about the game's treatment of the characters. Then there is also Guardian Tales. An incredibly cute game that bounces around pop culture references and memes. It touches a lot of different serious subjects in a somewhat light hearted manner. The designs here are very hit or miss with me though I do like that the Link To The Past pixel style characters make the sexualisation less obvious during gameplay and sadly costumes aren't reflected in the character's portraits.
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I already spent some the gems on a multi so I'll need to wait for next week. This uhh... gacha capsule event is no where near as generous as last years. I think I had over 60 pulls from the capsule event last year. This gold/exp/ehnance hammer capsules aren't even giving that much. And needing stamina for pulls Q_Q I should just wait. As an aside now that I have Noxia up and running amok I wonder if I really need Oghma for my pve shenanigans. I might be better off grabbing Garam or Mk99 or even Lynn who still evades me with my mileage... On the other hand, I only just came out of dark evo hell after doing a loop of Nox, Beth, Lils so I'm not in any rush for more evoing especially as none of theses three are MLB. Time for Mirror Dungeons I guess.
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The new event in fact brings you to 12-1. So the event just promotes additional main story, giving you some nice splash page, event rift and rewards. Also note that it currently only has 12-1, 12-2 and beyond come later. But it is still cool and a nice break from the difficulty that was world 11.I have both and after some comments by others here I've noticed and agree that Miya is a bit more versatile. Gabriel is quite possibly stronger if you control and can aim or time her skill for maximum effect. Miya is just a great healing machine. You're right in saying Gabriel really complements the light team and this works whether you control her or not. I'll say that even with all these great heroes you should probably focus on a few/single team first. Trying to raise all of them would be spreading resources a bit thin.
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I just noticed Miya has a new super costume probably the my favourite of the lot costume. Or actually second to Ranpang, hard to beat that. lol.
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Yeah, the LB hammers are really rare. I've seen one in the event rewards before, very late/high score tier but I haven't noticed any recently. The mileage shop is the best bet unfortunately. That said, if you're not in a rush you might get one naturally. I got Beth's ex to LB+2 before I got Beth just from trying to pull Oghma's sword. RNG life. :( You could also spend 300 mileage tickets on the weapon. I've been considering this myself to focus a bit more on the heroes I have rather than keep spreading myself thin.
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Do you have link to resources? I've mostly been YOLO and reading comments or the occasional yt guide. But I think I'm a a point we're I need to put a little effort to get some directions on progression.
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Yeah we were all like this a bit I think. But don't worry, you'll be back to "how am I gonna get enough awakening stones?" in no time. Ahahaha. It is good but not infinite. What you don't realise at the moment perhaps is how much late upgrade costs, as you evolve heroes to 5* you unlock more awakening nodes and again when you start to limit break. There is also mirror dungeons, the different towers and such. If you haven't checked out the side stories, those are pretty fun too. Hard mode also has little bits of story, a bit like what happens in this region afterwards sort of catch up with only a few short missions per world.I think one thing I always underestimate is the training room. Being able to put any hero into useable state, arguably the strongest state possible at early points in the game is definitely going to help progress a lot.Oh man. I went in with 3 mlb and 1 training roomed hero... I struggled lol.
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Yeah I hear you on all of that. The merch stuff I haven't been very lucky on, I mostly get 1* or 2* at best. I finally got my first Super Costume and it was Miya which I'm ok with. The increase in level cap made all the characters I was mostly done with need a bit of touching up again and between the limited stamina and capped runs of awakening trying to max evo and MLB AND max awakening a new character is an investment. So even when I get new characters it takes me a while to see them in a good place, like Lilith right now. I'm still running my last few Beth evo runs.
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FP's skill will allow you to tank a hit or two if timed well. But otherwise you need to run loops to interrupt all the enemies charging up those massive attacks. Most of World 11's passages are like this but imo passive 1 was actually the hardest. You might also try bringing FK if you have her, lower FP's skill so you can spam her skill more readily. FP's skill hits in a pretty large aoe and can be used to stop some of the enemies you cannot reach with her attack. FP's 3rd? attack also has a bit more range and will pass through some obstacles. You could try someone who can fire through walls directly but it is almost guaranteed that your survivability is not going to be as strong as FP so the rest of the enemies may be more of a threat as well. was stuck in W11 passage for a while. Maybe he has additional tips. Edit. Also, for what its worth, you've progressed to this point very fast. Most of us who took out time and got here still had to try multiple times. I think I tried a tried a few times but only really went back to it when the next update was around the corner. If you have MLB your team yet there is that to help. As well as awakening, rolling substats on ex, trying to get FP her BIS shield etc.Taunt just takes aggro of enemies within range. The skill usually also have a buff that depends on the hero, you should be able to see it listed somewhere in the hero's skill list. I think the buff from FP is allies 30% def and Oghma's is 50%. Marina has no buff but it is a ranged attack that can pull smaller enemies.
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I caved and dumped my next 2700 on Lilith even though next hero looks like a fire element which I probably need. Also... Get really tired of only getting girls for such a long run. In fact we don't really have any men in terms of 3* heroes. We have Garam who is arguably a not human and we're not going to count Oghma and Alef cause as much as I love em they are smol. Back on topic. Is Lilith any good? Now that I have her I dunno if I should build her and if I do I'm wondering who I replace. Oghma, Beth, Ara, Nox, Lupina Ara is at 3/5 limit break, her gun is at 2/5 cause I pulled some spares. She is one of my strongest rangers though I also now have Bari and maybe later Rue to challenge that. Lupina has really grown on me in the story and I kinda like her art so I'm reluctant to drop her even if I haven't really built her either. Nox is running around in my Kamazon when I get the right artefacts. Beth is... Low level but she literally carries my dark team dps. Like, she is level 67 and solo's the lv70 event rift or whatever where I bring a bunch of ungeared low levels (that lv1 Lilith for 50% lol) for % bonus and now I just sweep my matches because of this. Knight was in there but also off element and not sure if was needed. Currently considering MLB Beth, damage seems too good to pass up? Oh yeah. I have that water hero from trying to pull Noxia as well, the one that reminds me of Barbara from Genshin. Is she any good/useful? Also, replaying the Nari event recently I had totally forgotten about Lala and how Knight asks her about Lightning Counter which inspires Lala to name give that to Lana later. Also.... For the entirety of the event I was wondering why
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I think you should consider Miya. A99 also seems very strong. Noxia is also memeta. Are there any heroes you want? add qon to guild to make up for my slacking off later.
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Another round of no Oghma ex. One day this bloody sword will come home. My fire team needs some work. It is most Akayuki, Vish and Plit. I don't really want the new fire hero nor do I have the gems to really try. Will be really banking on the luck but even then, chances of both her and the ex seems slim. New hero's ex skill looks cool though with the spinning cards. Anyone know how Vish and Plit are since the S2 buff?
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Shouldn't it be the other way around? Shouldn't she be happy that you got it so you aren't tempted to wallet out? Wait, is this gacha salt and she also plays and you use up the family luck pool and left her with mileage nonsense :P I mean, at least Oghma is still currently one of the best tanks.
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Its true, we don't do much other than the occasional raid runs and even then not all of us are actively running it. This raid season we rank 430s, I think we dropped about 50 to 70 since bones left. Everyone blame Owzers then go back to taking it easy maybe.
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I think KZ takes a bit too much time now. I like the reward rate but sometimes you get fucked on by RNG. Like picking up a bad curse on the way to a tough fight because you had to pass through a [?] tile. Run wasted essentially. Is there even a legit way to run WITH curses? I fail to see any benefits of them, double edged or otherwise.
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My typical is about 2k per week standard but it is actually a wee bit more here and there for all the little things that aren't part of the weekly routine. Colosseum - 1k-1.2k depending if I touch it at all. I actually haven't done any sort of thing here and fell down to 900 from 1100 so my income there dropped a little. 50 for colosseum matches daily = 350 p/w 50 for guild checkin = 350 p/w 100 7th day guild checkin reward = 100 p/w Bonuses for event reruns or new story/side quests, completing maps or the little bonuses for meeting certain milestones on characters and what not. Guild Raid end hand out is around 2k by itself I think but I think that is about 4 weeks long. As an aside the summon controller items are free pulls it seems. So now that I've got some from event rewards I can't actually spend gems on summons. Looking forward to next batch of costumes now. :D Also, you want to try and get the monthly green ex weapon box from the shop. You get the currency from pulling for weapons or disassembling weapons. You can also try your luck with mystery/random evolution on equipment and hope for hitting an ex weapon. I've yet to get one this way.
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I was thinking about the item forge and it felt like an odd addition to me. How often does a game add an item slot out of no where. I do believe this entire thing is to increase monetization. That said, I've been pretty lucky with pulls given how much currency you can earn relatively easily and I haven't even been playing since launch. I wonder if the other packs are just not very successful/popular. That said f2p vs p2w will always be a tough gap to bridge in these games.
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I just noticed the team comp there of MK99, Nari and FP. That is 2 rangers and a tank. Add an extra ranger class in there and when you manage to max evo the team you can have access to the cannon in battles! On a side note. I still stand by the Guardian. Just a useful hero to have as she will always get boosts in event rifts, have access to a whole lot of different weapon types and you eventually get her ex for free. Also tones of costumes. I believe in my Guardian!
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Thats a shame. If you're not far in you could always start over on World 2 but there isn't a whole lot happening. We do our guild raids and sometimes show off our characters in the guild hall when we bump into each other. You might even find a guild in world 1 that is more active and efficient than outs. We're all still here in the thread as well of course. I hope you enjoy the game.
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Thanks. Yeah, so the game does feel generous sometimes because they shower you with gems. But it is good to keep it in perspective that it is all still RNG and incentives to feed your fomo and investment into the game. Case in point, despite all the gems and my saved hoard RNG still hasn't given me what I wanted. I won't even go into how many multi pulls I've done on Oghma's weapon in total across all his banners. I think we got around 6k free gems if you include the maintenance and patchup bonuses. On top of the regular income stream. Still get bullied by RNG. Then again, it is good to have something to look forward to in gacha.
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I should update the title again maybe.Focus on heroes over weapons for now imo. You want to round out your heroes, see who you like and don't like. You can use your mileage on a weapon you like later. When pulling the weapon gacha, you can end up getting a unique weapon for 2* heroes which outside of a few examples are not going to last as long as 3* setups. I actually think weapon pulls are the biggest scam but I'm weak and always throw my gems at it in hopes. Getting an unexpected hero feels nice. Getting an unexpected ex might be ok but since the bonus effects of the ex weapon only works when wielded by its owner, if you don't actually have the hero you're worse off than just having the hero and not the weapon most of the time. It becomes a regular high grade weapon in another's hand.Having played plenty of gacha I can tell you that seeing the characters actually run around and emote on the land and not just a popup standing portrait that wiggles around which genshin and majority of the others do is really a breath of fresh air. Like, GT has a handful of actual emotes and animations that they reuse but the situations, context and environments makes up for it imo. There is so much more about the story and characters to come. If you feel a bit attached to the characters now I'm already eager to read your thoughts later. Do keep us posted if you want! Something to note with gacha is that there is typically some kind of honeymoon phase where resources stream in. It does drop off a bit as time goes by but I do think GT's resources are pretty good, though I admin I haven't been doing the forge stuff so I dunno how that fits into everything.
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I think it depends. For now, the game gives us plenty to keep pulling but it obviously pushes for you to pay, limiting the daily pull to paid gems for example. Further more awakening crystals are fairly common but also somewhat gated in acquisition, this is something you need a lot of per hero. So really what they give us a lot of us is gems, which you use to pull, refresh some dungeons or buy costumes. Generousity in pulling is a bit of an illusion because of RNG though none will deny that some games have RNG but still do not give you much pulling currency. Gacha is ultimately a very predatorial setup that is designed to make you want to pay and no amount of "I still love the game as a F2Per" will change that these are the design elements and decisions.I think the gap was kind of always there but certain any new feature where people can pay their way to get the most out of it will increase the gap further. Especially when the forge has 1 exploration ticket per day lol.
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Oh yeah, the cannon and other combination attacks are gimmicky as hell. Not a priority at all. Certainly not enough to bench Gab for a filler anyway.
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Awesome. If you remember to it would be great to share the 5th when it comes for those of us who don't follow the game much in the social space.
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I've done the daily 100 gems and that is worth it if only because it allows you to actually do a daily pull on your banner choice since they can only be pulled with 100 Paid Gems. That said. The other things I want is probably the hero packs if only because it cuts Evo dungeon grind by quite a bit, at 400 Evo stones for your specific hero it is the leg up before training room existed. I haven't worked out how to get the super costumes yet. Do we just grind and RNG the forge thingy? I saw bones left GuardianEra was that you?
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I think my collection is around 70% in areas but it is so incredibly boring to enhance weapons that I keep putting it off. That said, I dunno about meta teams but ever since I put both Miya and Gabe in my back line colo team I earn enough points in defense to stay afloat in rank so I've mostly stopped colo entirely ahhahaha
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I've seen her a few times in coloseum and I don't even feel threatened. But at the same time I've noticed she is considerably bulkier than in the past. Guessing the buffed her a little at some point. I love the dbz like aura she gets though. I have rotated her back into my fire team just for that even though she isn't even max level let alone MLB or even decent awakening stone investments. I want to build Lupina too, another Plit level character. On the super costume so far the only one I want is ranpang, that looks cute
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Yo' that grandma in the dragon story was great. Not a huge fan of the main characters but it was fun little short story. I can already see these two getting up to no good. I can't imagine if she had met Vishu instead.
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I think it took me about 30 pulls total. Got Alef, Mayreel and Solaris (May's Ex). I then spent the some gems to get Bari Mayreel Plush costume and Racer Marianne. Now I don't have enough for any more weapon ex multi-pulls but as Bizzy stated, they are mostly awful rates for what you want anyway. So I guess I need to decide if I want to keep focusing on dark or jump to Earth team focus for now. Mayreel +Ex Alef +Ex Rue +Ex Bari Benched: Tinia, Aoba +Ex and pretty much every other 2* Earth with ex like Ranpang, Craig etc. Ranpang super costume is cuuute
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I offer a little 8 tailed fox thing as sacrifice to my lord Smiley face. Also anyone know when story replay is coming? I think it was mentioned.
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I don't mind being hooked onto a gacha I enjoy as I spend very little if any money and can still have a good time mostly. Be careful if you struggle with the self control and spending though. I'm currently playing GT and E7 with a very, very lazy effort in LoH.
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That sounds like a lot of effort lol. Also I'm so lazy, sometimes the boss burrows and my skill charge drops meaning I can get only a single chain combo rather than 2 in a run. :\ I know you can exit and retry but I'm so lazy haha
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I don't know about EU Era guild. But the other era guild is doing better as we got a few more members now. It was looking pretty bleak for a while there. Good work team!
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I want pics. I am amused that has so many fans, apparently the c had a lot of fans too. I need to save for this! Just as well this round of costumes and heroes aren't doing anything for me. Shame I went and blew all my costumes on Oghma's sword and got nothing, again.
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I forget how long some of the event stages can be. I'm surprised that Eugene's story has rolled around again but eh, I'm laughing my way through the rift with a MLB Eugene and stack of other %+ heroes.Wow, and I thought I did well with my multi that got Bari, Beth and FK. Those are fantastic and will take you some time to level and evo.
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... kinda prefer the look of plush mayreel. Oh well. I've still yet to level and Evo my Bari. She was my most desired hero but came super late and doesn't work well for my teams right now. I feel like such a fraud of a Bari fan.
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I've been thinking about getting the Eugene one, or at least saving for it. But I want to MLB Oghma's shield first as I hear that is best in slot for him and it is part way already.
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I'm going to be mad/upset if they show the lead up to L world 10 in nightmare mode. I also thought they did it in a pretty clever way. You can't do damage but you can interrupt the pesky casters. Also super cute. Loved the one with Fei/Mei.
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Yeah, I feel that Aisha would have done so. Already in normal difficulty she pushes the I imagine including the topic itself is sort of commentary and to provoke some thoughts on the matter. It not just about the I guess no matter how you coat it, no amount of cute chibi sprites or clever comical moments can make you feel anything other than unease as an adult as you know there are very real situations like these in real life around the world. There are real people out there in these situations and no Aisha or Guardian to save them. While we're talking about the story though I just finished W11's map 5 which had the . I admit I expected the outcome of the before it, but this little quest did make me happy. It feels rare that a character in such a situation gets given as much time as this and I think it was handled pretty well. I think it is very easy to fall into a trap of showing characters in these situation as caricatures or stereotypes. But with her it shows both her determination and deep despair and sadness. The best friend and the best rival.
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Damn and I just leveled up Beth (still 3* though).Bah the one I want to level but haven't got to yet. Of course :< Glad my Ara got time to shine. I even impulse got her PJ costume yesterday. Bet they release another cool costume for this for me to spend my gems.
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The focus on racism and discrimination in world 8 made elements of it quite relateable, the next chapter I found a much more uncomfortable by comparison. The light hearted nature is in some really heavy setting and it doesn't quite feel right to me. Then you hit Chapter 10 where the stor- *gets muffled and dragged away by spoiler police*
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#TeamLazy I'm pretty sure you're further than me in every tower there. I've mostly been drained of stamina trying to 5* heroes but I've taken a small break from that while I do other things now. Most recently I sweeped dark mirror until I got the accessory. Now I just need some of the other elements. I don't know if I can full clear with no deaths some of these as light is my strongest but some of them are still only cleared to 50 so at least I'll get gems out of it.
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Yeah, I think what hurts most in that is the two akayuki blades as those 4* being in the pool for the pity is the worse. I have some limit breaks on Beth, Ara, Eugene, Lapice and... Rue's gun, I don't have rue. I think I have one for Bianca and Marina who I use but have left aside for now.
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Which is a damn shame because I still really like Aisha but she is kinda in a shitty story place. Ch10's Aisha is pretty great though. Kinda conflicted.
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Mmmm, I think it is just nice courtesy. A lot of fun stuff to discover so I tend to spoiler tag stuff in case. I'd say hero mechanics are pretty fair game but things like ch.10 I'd probably keep tagged for new players.
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Hmm. I didn't watch the videos you linked but I have seen some of the videos from each person mentioned. I don't follow any of them per se. I typically prefer videos that analyse why items/heroes are good and how to make use of them. That said, being wrong isn't too bad. I often find everyone chasing advice from meta to be a bit silly any way. Yeah, some characters are particularly good compared to others but especially in a game like GT, outside of arena I think there are still a lot of good choices. One thing I tend to be wary of with GT content from videos though is that they are often speaking about a hero that is optimally built, they look at the heroes in their peak. Sometimes even with MLB ex weapons which is insanity for a mostly f2per like myself. So like, characters like Ohgma whom I have had for some time now is not very strong in my team because I don't have his ex yet. Nor the recommended shield and accessories. So how he might fair compared to another character in a similar state could be completely different. That said, it is also true that many people, myself included, would like to know the hero they are investing in is going to have some mileage and be good or above average. In any case, I didn't watch any of the videos. If I wanted to look into some internet arguments I would end my break from being an Era moderator. But I will say this. Whether zeeebo or Lulleh encouraged or contributed to any toxicity doesn't really matter. The internet is filled with it and as they all have a fan base you can already see all the ingredients are there to generate toxicity for all involved. Toxicity is much like bullying, it is easy to tell someone to get thicker skin but you don't really see what toll has already been taken. What they have put up with prior to this etc. As they all have fans this nonsense will only cause strife imo. Part of what makes analysing stuff fun is to compare and see what clever shit other people come up with.
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We don't really have specific rules on this but I guess if we keep KR release tagged while any official global releases and announcements open should be fine? Somethings probably more common sense like sticking to calling Beth I guess? If in doubt a little tag doesn't hurt?
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Internet in general really. Another point might be that if the videos and personality is their main source of income then hits to reputation probably needs to be addressed, not necessarily through escalation but yeah. Not a streamer though so maybe I'm completely wrong on that.
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In the awakening where you need to use your weapon skill and chain to damage stuff and your cool down is reduced I used Ara the whole way through even when she was under leveled, she just explodes them with her weapon skill. Even now she is my strongest ranged attacker though that might be because I haven't build any one else nearly as much.
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It was my 4th white box. Got 2 dupes, then a Bari, FK and Beth all in one. RNG. On a mildly unrelated note... One of the walls of the area I live got a full stack of gacha installed. My brother in law asked what they were and I said slots for toys. Lol. ...there were people lining up to play and people watching.
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I don't think we should count the new year banners into it because that was a special event more or less. Seemed like they threw the favourites all into the banners while the latest banners go by element synergy (which if true I quite like as it gives a bit of predictability). I am stuck on light tower. 35 I think. I know how to beat it, it is just difficult. Whoever designed these ninja enemies that dash around and throw shuriken should take another look at this one. I the floors are dark and the stars are hard to see. Factor in the almost always 1 shot levels of damage and this is annoying as the bullet can come flying in from off screen, the enemy can dash in front of you and fire the shots close enough that dodging is near impossible if you were not already on a sprint. The bombs, melee and energy bullets are whatever, I can get past that but it sucks when the difficulty is not being able to see the bullet in the dark background.
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Hey I think should be able to tell you more about who the current popular heroes are for rerolling and how they fair in pvp or what not. I don't follow the pvp stuff and am mostly low effort and just enjoying the story and memes. Can also probably tell you about the current banner heroes.
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Did they change anything in the Kanterbury High rerun or is the same? Free gems either way I guess and I did enjoy the story with Sohee and Marianne.
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My Ara carried me so far as she was my one and only build ranged hero for a long time. Aside from Eva who is.... Not great. And I mean regular Eva. I think the new dark hero looks possibly great especially in Colo setting maybe. Haven't checked their stats but this is the first hero that can right?
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I'm guessing it is convenient since there is also a Marina banner, Marina costume and a way to give us something to play for some rewards. 150 gems per stage isn't bad. Tide people over until new events are ready I suppose. With the recent increase in level cap for gear and heroes I imagine not everyone is ready for more tough content yet especially those still building new heroes or slow pokes like me.Figured as much. Thought maybe they stealth dropped a line or two for Veronica or something. Mean while my Beth is lv60 and hitting real nice numbers already. I know she is sort of the champ when it comes to melee dps but it is still nice to play around and see it myself. After the FK event I'm closer to FK 5* than I thought I would be so I might make her my next 5*, it'll finish up some of my 2* basics at the same time. Then I guess I'll need to work out who is next. Bari, Lapice, Beth, Gabe (currently in training), Oghma Probably Beth then Bari. I think Beth is already some ways there because I picked up some event stones for her. Same as Bari, Bari I'm still missing her ex... Lapice though would be useful.
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Wow, MLB an ex is still a far away dream for me lol. My highest is on on some heroes I don't even use and 4* exs at that. Keen to hear how Veronica measures up. Also. Someone once told me GT devs have a thing for blond women... I think they might be onto something.
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Ha, mileage literally exist for us to use and get what we want. I really like that we can pull on any banner to accumulate mileage tickets and then use it on any character or ex... though I think having 4* ex cost the same amount is kind of bad. I recently used mileage to get FK's minigun. Gabe's bow was my prior mileage. I'm eyeing Mayreel myself but I want to level and max evo some of the characters I have first. MLB is also taking forever. Q_Q
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I think it was mostly for reviewing cutscenes right? I remember seeing all the side stories open for some time. I use to just duck in and chip away at the missions as I had time, some of them took a while because stages were big and I wasn't using a guide or I was low level.
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Great write up! At the end of the day gacha games using gacha to obtain heroes model will always lean on power creeping heroes as hyping them up and making them desirable is pretty much part of the business model. The way I see it, perhaps FK won't be meta changing on her own but at the same time if a new hero comes out that utilises FK's passive while also boosting FK's capabilities might shift things in her favour too. The meta will shift sooner or later but given the relative rarity of skill speed buff I think FK be somewhat useful in the back pocket. For me, I collect heroes like I do pokemon but I only use ones I like or really like the kit of so I'll definitely try to get more use out of FK in the future. For now I'm still leveling her up, trying to finish Miya's 5* evo too. So close, just 4 or 5 more upgrades then the HC and exp dump
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Yeah, I get what you mean there and I agree with you, she doesn't really seem to be a break out meta changing hero like FP, Beth and some of the others have been at their own respective releases. I still think she is is pretty good but we are clearly at different places in the game as well. I only just got Beth and still missing Oghma's ex for instance and I really don't do pvp too seriously. I don't even keep track of my rank, I only eye ball the nearest checkpoints for gems in colosseum heh.
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I actually asked this same questions some months back now. Accessories matter quite a lot but not just in terms of the defense stat. Ideally you want a good accessory with good sub stats. You may want to use option stones to roll better subs for your characters. Some accessories are better than other because some stats are flat out better than on other pieces. For the , that fight is REALLY tough. I struggled a lot there and had to use some gems to revive but if you practice the fight itself it can be cleared without dying. From here on you really need to be dodging, there are plenty of tough fights ahead though this one is definitely one that gates off a lot of people. Try not to spend too much gems on it if you can. This is probably a good place to start for accessories. I like to focus on cheaper 3* accessories, evolving them and MLB them to get last buff. Some of the items like gold pocket watch are fantastic. Mirror and unique accessories are probably better but much harder to MLB than some of the 3* ones. I would look through to see what you have that has good sub stat rolls weigh them against what you have. Things should be easier now we have stones that can lock sub stats too.
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Lol, I wouldn't hold my breath on that, Bari appeared during x-mas event right? Seems a bit soon while we haven't seen some of the others. It makes sense to run some of the elements together so my guess is we will see Marina and Bianca next. I totally support a Bari banner though, I need a Mayree.
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Hmm, I feel like your criteria for FK to become obsolete works for everyone. If you have a direct upgrade in kit then yeah, that is pretty much an upgrade in every sense. Since we are talking about the twisted enemy types though FK will at least also be pretty great for those. Also similar to the knight if you for some reason need her to swap gear FK has a lot of options. As to her strengths generally. I think her kit is pretty reasonable. If she had Beth levels of damage that would be pretty broken.
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Have you all been getting into co-op? I never really have the time for it due to the window but it sounds fun. The one time I tried I got a connection error Q_Q Also. Stage two has assholes in the back of the rooms being all like and Also... You only have 1 retry for 30 gems. Not sure what to do about that, might need to come back later. In the early rooms I can tank it with FK shields or something but later rooms with both the bombs and the beams I get wrecked incredibly fast. I can try to disrupt the charge but that doesn't feel particularly realistic with my team at the moment.
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I think I'll try to save gems on Veronica... Those costumes aren't going to pay for themselves after all. >_> Introducing weapon costumes is also kinda evil.... But the worst part is that I can't have Marina swinging the fish because apparently Marina is using a 1h sword in both her hands....... Devs plz. So I can have Eugy with the fish and Beth with the fish so far. Also I have a pity and I dunno if I should go for FK weapon or someone else'. I'm close to my second pity so I'm kinda eyeing both FK's gun and Oghma's sword which I've been putting off a bit while I worked on other heroes. I've been getting good boosts on event rift so I'm getting quite a few FK evo stones which makes me want to put her on the path of 5* next.You are right! It is so weird how I feel nothing all the way to the final push. I start to notice the numbers at around 20-15. Then I get excited when I hit single digits lol.
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Pretty much used my luck for the year I reckon. I might get some pulls here and there but for the most part between Bari, FK and Oggy a while ago there isn't any heroes I'm looking forward to now. I just need to work on getting them their ex. As usual characters I didn't really want such as Beth has already landed an ex with me through rng and off banner pulls.
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Lapice has been my go to for twisted mobs. So good. It is also nice that she isn't overly squishy like some range heroes. I imagine FK is decent for these enemies too.
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Devs redeemed. My gem wallet not so much as I have a 2h sword skin now. That skin is legit made for Marina shark costume tho, that isn't even subtle.
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I got Gabe's. I mean, this is an easy limit break but i wish I didn't spend my mileage for previously. Still, not a bad ex. Though I've been wanting to get my non-light teams up a bit as well. This is kinda just boosting my light team further. Still need Laprice too. >:( So much to upgrade... Need more coffee.
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Hahaha, not particularly, especially given all the heroes I have. The thing is that I really like using Eugene, love the bike/pony. However Eugy is primarily a PvP character and her skill while dealing good damage leaves a lot to be desired. Lapice by comparison has huge range on her poke that punch through some walls making her a much better pve hero. More importantly though, her s1 activates chains pretty quickly and chains into Eugy for me which very few other characters can do. Actually, my recent boost in scarecrow and raid is mostly due to swapping into a Lapice, Eugene, Aisha, Gabe team! Also, maybe have rng into a limit break lappy ex so want to make the most of it too lol. Like, don't get me wrong. Lapice is a very strong hero, she just isn't talked about as much. FP being premiere light tank and Eugy being one of the stronger arena heroes still, though many would also pick fp over Eugy at this point. So in terms of melee light heroes Lapice isn't talked about as much because there are a number of strong light melee heroes.
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So Future Knight and W11 in next update tomorrow night right? Looks like it'll have an event rift. FP, Knight, Marianne, Sohee and Lord Smiley Face are the bonus characters according to this screen I found. The game has been pretty good to me with gems. I am back up to 10k gems. Hopefully I can get FK quickly so I can spend the rest of my gems irresponsibly on costumes. Story theory
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Bari banner has been the bane of my gems. I've put so many into them and have all these other cool heroes to show for it instead. I wish you all the luck though.
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Oh nice. Have you done all the side stories and fully cleared each map? That actually took me longest. In fact, there are still some missing side missions back in world 3 and 4 I think. Stuff like finishing the occult magic quest for example.
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I mean, you could literally pull Tinia going for FK or something too. Gacha memes and all that. But FK's ex is a minigun. I dunno how well she'll work with the team but I doubt they will make her bad.
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Oh yeah. It is hard to say if you should go in heavy though especially when you don't see the appeal. For me, I wanted the girl with the basket and meta spirit bombs were the bonus. But I got Tinia for the earth hero instead >.< As a newish player you prob still have a lot of gems in story missions. I am almost out and need to wait for guild, weekly collo and mail bonuses. Q_Q
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That sounds like a great idea but more effort than I'd like to give it lol. It also doesn't solve my problem with the shielded boss units sometimes. I would have my team bashing them for a full 40 seconds because they wiped everybody else but that one unit just lives because I don't know what I'm doing apparently. :\
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Wow, you put in way more effort than I do lol. I expect you will take over me sooner than expected. We will get co-op dungeon soon. I'm interested to know how my connection is and it'll be cool to see heroes I don't have in action. Assuming we can't just all run around with a FP and maybe side of Gabriel.
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Thanks. My strategy has mostly been to dunk on everything with my strongest heroes. Keep a healer in there to keep heroes alive. Occasionally I'll swap out someone if I appear to be really disadvantaged elementally. This is a fault of mostly having all my eggs in 3 heroes.Raid is a lie because they have levels and no gear/ex/evo hahahaha. When you're sitting on surplus exp and realise you can get 50 gems for bringing some bench warmer up to 60 LOL. As an example, Lapice is in my light team, which is my strongest team atm. Her role is 100% to trigger chains to fire off Eugene. Lapice is relatively safe, she has huge range and can poke while moving. Her skill usually triggers chain on the second strike and has the air-borne one needed for Eugene. Eugene I can use but she typically needs 3 skills before we chain unless the stars align just right and her skill wall combos the boss. Half the time I'm contemplating dumping Lapice and bringing Aisha back (swapped Aisha out of my light team for Gabe) but Aisha being on an off element just lets me hit harder wherever I sub her in which seems a bit more useful right now.
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I'm really looking forward to this. I want to see how the story in this world ends, I can't imagine it will end well and I predict it will be bitter sweet at best and Knight will find her way back to regular world.
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I think the punches in the feels catch most people off guard with world 10. Lana's side story hit hard for me. Y's is really rough too. All of it was pretty rough to be honest. I am also impressed by how shaken Marianne was. It is clear that she knows Q_Q There is a banner in kr for world 11. Can't wait.
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Short answer seems to be yes. But YMMV because one of her perks is to lower light resistance which makes your other light units deal more damage. She is a support and her attack skill does decent damage + make it harder for enemies to approach. The tier list video I linked a few post back puts her in the highest tier. Might be debut hype but looking at her kit overall she doesn't seem bad at all.
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I got Rue's ex. I don't have Rue :\ I guess next week I'll see if I get Gab or her ex or not. I feel like my luck in this game has turned into farming rare mats in MH where the game knows my desire and just gives me other things instead which opens a different set of options and leave me conflicted.
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One day they will buff Plit and we will be laughing! Until then... *hides my 2xLB Plit Ex* Also. I bumped into Sephi in the guild hall and we had some friendly matches. Mostly I got destroyed. Q_Q
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I know the pain there. The road to 5* and MLB is slow for f2pers. Contemplating one of those cheap packs. I also see Aoba is on the season pass.... Kinda tempted for her ex but I haven't fully committed to her as I have other healers now and only a weak Tinia on earth. I see both fire and light horizon towers are open right now. This is pretty good for me, both are elements I have a decent team in though light definitely is my strongest. Looks like I'll be spending my stamina in there for a while. Took out Miya and put Gabe in training. Leveling Miya to evo5 never dropped in collo faster than right now lol.
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I was actually sort of hoping for this. Either I heavy finger mashed through some text or the timing after localisation was a bit off on some cutscenes. That the scenes play out in a comic speech bubble fashion also means your eyes are darting around the screen to different locations and you don't necessarily know which ones will go away first when two people are talking at the same time such as in heated exchanges between characters. Often the scenes are silly but I still want to be able to follow if I'm trying to. Kama-zone reboot seems good. I find myself having too many places to grind at the moment and mostly not enough stamina for everything. Need some cash and hammers for items. Need evo stones. Want to dive into mirror. Also horizon tower. I feel like I haven't actually made much progress in weeks but at same time I have been really lazy in actually playing. I mostly just do the guild raid and sweep everything else. Sometimes I don't even manage to spend all the stamina that day let alone casually fly through kama. Speaking of Kama, does anyone know what they heck some of those shields are on enemies? Sometimes I get to level 10 no problem other times I can't kill a boss in time. I know some are immune to melee or range and I have a mix of both but other times they just take very little damage. I mostly lose these due to time out and once my heavy hitters are done I may as well cash out and restart.
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Sephi shared this in the discord, looks like the next hero. Fire element is back. I like her. She reminds me of a fire element Marina with those full circle swings and spins though I guess actually a lot of characters have those.
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Which isn't a whole lot if you want to save gems. If you spend gems though you get quite a bit..some of the rewards such as limit break hammer are useful too.
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Anyone do world 9 hard yet? Do I need to keep tissues ready for this one too?Ouch. That hurts lol. In my case I at least pulled Shangri-La this time going for Oghma weapon and Miya a while back going for either Oghma or Bari, can't remember which. So really I shouldn't complain, the game gives me good shit just not the ones I want lol.Yeah, I guess if I had saved my 50 pulls from last event (I put in 50 aside from the free ones) I'd be jumping in with this hero but I'm low on gems and would really rather save some for now. Also kinda eyeing the Ara pj costume, want to save for the eventual weapon costume release and all that. >_>
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I think once fully geared up she is the strongest. Even at similar levels she could well outperform others in actual healing. Most support characters can't keep up with her in terms of healing, though there is a caveat that her chain skill does no damage (like Aisha and Aoba) . Her other heal also requires the attack to land/pass through the allies. Great for melee heroes mobbing around a boss but maybe not so much for your team comp which is heavy on ranged heroes and likely running around doing laps of enemies. My Miya does wonders in keeping people topped up in Kamazone and sometimes I get bullshit wins if the AI is stupid and don't target her in Coliseum, I can pretty much watch FP tank and slowly deplete the other team's health while Miya keeps her topped up. But I'm only in challenger rank and I don't run mono element teams nor take pvp particularly seriously. Just in there for the gems. You can keep going with the FP banner, you might end up with Miya any way. Edit. I misremembered. Miya chain does remove debuffs. I can't be trusted!
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Oh. Sorry, must have mixed up some posts. :D Wow, that Bari carry is still as strong as ever. I would consider looking into ex for your current team. By all means still pull for Miya for fp or anyone else you want but Bari carrying is pretty straight forward and I believe she carries harder with her ex. Tinia has something like 30% range attack buff so they go together well. Tinia herself is quite strong on dps. So you could in theory level her a bit to use before taking Bari out of training. If you don't enjoy using them and want to break away, that is fine too. How is your progress with hard/side stories? You might want to wrap them up for gems if there are any heroes you fancy on the current banners. I think the suggested route is to focus on your carry hero, then a team for said hero, then everything else. This means max evo and limit break, ex weapons etc.
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I saw some questions about guild raid which has just started up. My game actually crashes when i try to reply in chat sometimes so I'll just give some general info here. There are 4 boss, each in different element. each day you have 3 fights, you can fight the same boss or different bosses per fight. Each hero can be used once per day. So far none of the bosses have the ability to change elements this means bringing a mono element advantage team into the fight makes a lot of sense. However not everyone has a team in each element, I certainly do not. There were times I split my main team so I had decent fighters in all 3 fights. Other times I just went all in for one then had 3 very short fights due to the heroes being very weak. Experimenting around I think I had an overall higher score with a single big fight as that team, despite being a mix of elements were complimenting each other. I was getting full chains and overall just more familiar with the heroes. That said, there were a few that the opposite is true I can only suggest giving it a shot and going with what you're comfortable with. We aren't a hardcore raid guild by any means but I recommend doing a few fights if you can because at the end of the season we get some gems out of it. One of the questions asked in guild is if you can have an empty slot. I'm not sure on this but for the most part you probably don't want to because a lot of characters have minor passive buffs like Hekate and Rie having crit chance up, Craig and Marvin having def and how up etc just being in your party. These should persist even if they die in the fight so they make decent stub heroes until you can field a proper hero later. Edit. Also, while I say mono elemental advantage vs boss makes sense, that is more for planning and building. For who you take in, if you have some useable heroes that aren't in advantage but not off-element either while having no real useable advantage element option then that choice would fall to your stronger heroes who will deal more damage, survive long etc. As an example. My earth team is around level 40s. My Basic team is only 2 heroes strong, one being the Knight and the other being only level 60. For planning and team building, other than element chain skill should be taken into consideration. If you need to bring an off element to land their chain so you can follow up with your dps then it will be better to do so assuming they survive, provided you have no other useable options. At first you likely won't have many useable heroes and you are not familiar with them. Don't be discouraged and just do your best. The real asshole is actually tower of horizon which you can only use heroes of a specific element. I can't get far into this tower at all.
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Tinia is pretty strong in her own. Rue herself is quite strong in terms of dps but her range is quite short. Tinia as support dps will definitely help. Both with her passive and just in general. I'm not entirely sure how Alef works but I've seen an Alef wreck my entire team in coloseum but that might just be because my team is shit :D Lupina is fun. I am mildly tempted to build mine as well but I'm not sure how well she'll fit with my team and I have Beth's ex and not Beth, Lupina but no ex. Oghma also doesn't have his sword yet. RNG hasn't been kind to me these free pulls. I had a good laugh at her reaction and rage when she looked herself up online.She seems like an odd one, attacks at range but is classed as a warrior. Her costumes look great though.Grats. Those two will make a lot of content much easier.
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Yeah I don't typically look up this stuff either, it just sprung up on my suggested watches, probably cause I've looked up video guides for certain elusive star pieces on various maps. One thing I do agree with though is that most of the characters are viable and no one is really on the do not use list. Even when speaking about Vish who is "not good for PvE" I think that is a fair claim by comparison to the OP upper tier candidates but at the same time Vish hits like a truck and will happily pulverize everything... You just need a reliable healer and to dodge the strongest attacks. A major emphasis seem to be synergy and versatility which makes a lot of sense when ridiculous DPS is accounted for by a few characters then you really want to branch out, which ultimately left Bari dropping down one tier. I also note some interesting things such as the massive turn around "in Guild Raid Bari is SS Tier easily". Which makes sense of course but still funny to see how difficult it is to draw the line at times. I guess I care less about the actual tier listing and more about observations of the characters.
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I agree. World 9's story was by far the most uncomfortable. Even though I like Aisha the themes and ultimately the environment for the refugees were just unpleasant. All with the happy/cute GT characters. It simply doesn't cover the darkness of what happens. It feels like too heavy a theme for GT's usual resolution at the end of the chapter. Though I guess that was sort of the point, the end of world 9 things are not resolved at all and we get thrown into UW world 10.
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Yeah, my pulls have been pretty bad even if I got Miya's fan off Oghma weapon banner. Current pulls have been absent of white boxes. I did build up heaps of tickets though and can get both the current hero and her weapon from that but I'll just pull a few more times as I get crystals and decide towards the end of banner. These events are evil, you get gacha toy pulls by pulling. Literally a gacha within a gacha.
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Hmm, enemies will continue to hit exceptionally hard. Taking Bari out will revert her to the prior state before she went in. Grinding evo stones is a very slow, roughly 1 month effort process. That said you probably do want that eventually. Hard to say when the best time for it will be. Do you have another hero ready to put to training or use while Bari is back in the slow raise process? Chapter10 is still going to be a challenge no matter what. You will need to learn to dodge attacks as here. I had to use revives to get through that battle but managed the rest up to the very final battle without reviving again. That said, there are videos of people finishing it without being hit so it is possible.
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Mmm. Miya is very good. I would consider pulling her since you have her ex. She is currently the best healer I believe. It may be a while before she outpaces your Aoba especially since Aoba works well with mono earth teams but she is not at all a bad investment. I'm not actually sure it's worth swapping anyone out but rather starting to ready another team. I think it is harder to justify Marina for now despite how strong she is, given you don't have a lot of other water heroes and you have FP for tanking needs. You are currently at ch10, which is the hardest chapter. There isn't anything beyond ch10 at the moment. So if you can make it this far with your current team you probably want to start looking at optimisation or branching out to other elements/heroes you want. Are there specific heroes you want to be part of your team(s)? You should probably consider taking advantage of the rate up if there is. Does your current team have their ex? You may consider using mileage for that if you enjoy these heroes. Your team looks dps heavy. It might be difficult for things like kamazone. In that case Alef might synergize well with your team but otherwise the Knight and Craig are also good options. I lean on Knight for being useful in all event rifts. You can even slap Marina's ex on them for some water dps or whatever. Knight is very versatile even if not always optimal.
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Which part is giving you trouble? Only the mages in the back are a real threat, a hero with a skill that can dash past enemies will help as they are quite squishy. I used Eugene. You might also try to range them but I wouldn't know how successful as my own ranged units are a bit weak. The big pink glowy enemies only take 1 or 2 damage. They have around 80HP so this is a hit speed game. Lapice's ex, Rachel's ex, Sohee's ex(I think) will work and I believe you can equip them on the Knight if you need. Otherwise look for a minigun type weapon. You can The other slime tank enemies will go down with a decent chain skill link as this rift gives a big boost to skill attack damage. Be sure to check lower level rifts for any unfinished one. If a new character is added, they add rifts for lower level too, so Rue Lv20 and Lv40 might be missed if you've been focusing on Lv60/70
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Spending mileage on Beth and Oghma's sword makes a lot of sense but I'll probably mileage the new light hero soon to round off my light team. Then I'll move on to other elements. Annoyingly other than Ara almost all my other useable heroes are melee. Well, there is Bianca but I'm pretty sure her ai is bugged and she fights as a melee hero. Oh shiiit co-op is going to be awesome. Am I'm going to be fucked for gems when they equipment costumes.
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I watched this tier list video. I don't know how accurate it is but I do agree on some things such as Marina falling off in effectiveness compared to Oghma and FP. FP being everywhere. Eugene being hard to use for PvE knocking how down a slot is interesting, I main Eugene and I can sort of agree even though at the time I thought she was fantastic... I was comparing Eugene to Vish who is glass canon in PvE. Stings a little to see Ara way down because of Beth's existence and light dominance but it is what it is. Interestingly I have all of the SS heroes except Gabe and most of the S heroes. I just need to work on ex and evo. Evo being the time sink... And of course I'm in the process of Evoing Marina cause she is still cool. Also wanted to evo Lupina for giggles but maybe not for now.
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Hmm, I don't actually know anything about Rue. Craig and Aoba can easily fill the tank and healer role. Marianne will help with damage as would Hekate. I have never personally used Marvin but I worry that a melee hero with out commitment in terms of leveling, awakening etc is going to be squishy going forward. I see this a lot with some of my other characters where I haven't pushed them up as much as I need to, they do decent damage but unless I'm controlling them to dodge attacks they aren't very useful. Craig as a tank would at least have some survivability built in. I'm not sure how their chain skills will play out either. For now I think 5*ing a hero and progressing to push level limit is probably the best way forward. If you're grinding for Rue's evolution stones then you will get plenty of stones for others too. You will likely 5* them before you do Rue depending on how much of the event stones you manage to get. Don't sweat too much the game gives you some reset stones to use as you need.
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A reset stone reverts the hero to lv1 with no awakening. It refunds everything. You can press the button above the hero's weapon when looking at their inventory and stats. There is also an awakening reset stone, these are are more common but only resets the character's awakening. It is located at the lower right in the awakening screen for that character. While the full reset is rarer, you can sort of make up for exp and gold with time. (warrior crystals is another matter but that is for much later when you start limit breaking characters). Awakening however is useful and more common. There is a limit to grinding awakening rift while gold and exp is just limited by stamina (and accrued naturally everywhere). If you're going to reset I suggest considering just the awakening first unless you really need the exp, gold and everything.
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I was only trying it out but I'm open to donating any spares I have. I've got two light heroes and 1 dark while I'm currently working on marina. If anyone wants light or dark 2* or Eugene, Ara and FP feel free to request up. More importantly I found the emote button in the guide hall and the animation is super cute. Perhaps even more important discovery is that Bianca's Halloween skin, has a sneaky picture of Yuze on the backside of the banner she is carrying lol <3
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Looks like free 10x pulls per day for 5 days starts tomorrow. Look at those banners. I'll need to check new hero but I might try my luck on Oghma's ex.
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You get a massive increase in points income when you unlock and fill out the other slots. If you are already close to unlocking the next set of team slots then perhaps wait a little. Otherwise just use it to boost towards that imo. Aoba is good free healer and her passive Earth Attack boost is going to work well for your Earth team. Mariane similarly has a passive earth attack buff. I think Craig is a decent tank, i also have a soft spot for him in the story but he is probably outshined by 3* tanks. Base game wise I feel tanks that use a shield fair a lot better when you start hitting difficulty spikes. Marvin, the only thing I know about him is that he gets damage boost with lost HP. So if you are good at dodging you can probably get away with some fancy come back scenarios. The only reason I know this is because I saw one boop my Marina in pvp ages back when he wasn't dealing nearly as much damage at the start. I think Marianne, Marvin and Craig have a good chance of being event rift bonus heroes as they are all heroes chosen by the champion sword. There is also a good Earth ranger in world 9. Has critical hit chance up as a buff. I wouldn't focus on too many heroes but if any of the catches your eye, I always say vote with your heart.
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I suck so bad at this mech raid boss. My tanks are just dying. I'm thinking I might need to control the tanks to actually dodge stuff rather than tanking hits. Brutal indeed. You can also get some mileage tickets in the event rewards flowchart thing, 10 at the end of the character evolution stones line.
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Pretty good time to start. We get 10 free pulls per day for 5 days starting on next reset/tomorrow. There are a lot of banners right now. If you manage to get one of the heroes + their ex weapon (or just wait it out and use mileage tickets to get ex weapon later and try for another hero). As for advice. There can both be a lot and a little, depend on what you want. I would say focus on a single hero to carry you. The Knight is decent, a lot of weapon choices (free ex weapon later) and always has bonus currency when on team for event rifts. I've actually been going over some tips I learned from others in the previous page. It starts here. The focus on 1 hero thing doesn't need to be immediately locked in. You get plenty of exp to level heroes early on, but later as you progress and unlock higher level caps trying to keep multiple heroes topped up is harder, at this point it pays to pick one hero to carry you forward, allowing you to complete more content and get rewards. Then you can work on the next/team. I also don't like to stress about which hero too much. The PvE side is also very skill based. While there are some borderline broken characters that can trivialise some sections or even a lot of the game's pve content, there are plenty of people who love using their favourites. There are people choosing to main Loraine or Bob (a 1* character that is becoming a bit of a meme). The current event has a lot of evolution stones for the banner heroes. If you manage to pull one, i highly recommend trying to bee-line to those stones as you play. They are a big grind to get and offer big boosts over time. If you specific questions or want advice on specific things I can try to help too. Glad you're enjoying the game.
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Aww man, I just got Innocence from the 300 magic metal box. I had Lapice in training room but I really have no excuse to not level her properly now. Along with Aisha, she will round off my light team with Eugy and FP nicely.Are you close to your mileage? Each pull gives 1 mileage ticket. You need 300 to claim the weapon or hero of your choice. You can check via the mileage tab in the shop. You could pull on the weapon in hopes of getting it, in pulling you might get another ex weapon too/instead. You could pull on Bari, she is also Earth so probably fits well enough with Rue. You can then use mileage on either heroes' ex depending who you like more. You may get someone else from pulling Bari too, all while building mileage tickets. Otherwise saving your gems for a different banner later and essentially the same process thought process only differing levels of desire based on heroes. The best rates for Rue's weapon would be in Rue's weapon banner but RNG is still RNG. Typically in most gacha games there will always be times where you don't get what you want and we all have to come to terms with that... unless you spend real money but you wouldn't be here deliberating if you were lol. But like... Maybe take my advice with grains of salt cause sometimes I just give zero fucks and pull whatever I want. I think the game is fairly generous on gems.... I spend gems on costumes so don't ask me for spending advice, I probably can't be trusted.
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I think you should try your luck on some 10 pulls. Maybe hero but definitely some equipment also. "Ex" weapon is just short for exclusive weapon, this is a weapon that has bonus and is best wielded by their specific heroes. I believe all 2* and 3* have one. Gems are used for gacha, costumes in kamazon shop, revives on missions, trader in heavens hold (I don't use this one), heavens hold time build skip (I don't use this either) and limited entry rift resets. My general thoughts are if you enjoy the game then spend some gems to see where it gets you. Especially if you like the look of the banner heroes. (Currently Rue and Bari). You can check their ex weapon with the equipment tab in the summon screen. If you end up dropping the game the saved gems are wasted anyway. The only time saving really pays off imo is if a must have hero pops up and you can throw free currency at the rng. I don't think this game has as many must have, there are quite a few good heroes now and gearing your team as well as team composition might be more important in the long run, but I find enjoyment in adding stuff to my collection and approach gacha games with a dumb "gotta gach'em all" mindset for heroes so take my advice with a grain of salt. Also, yeah, there is a mileage system in place that is very useful. Krusche explained it above. I would add that it is a bit of a waste to use mileage on 2* hero ex weapons. It cost the same amount of mileage tickets but they are easier to try for when using random evolution, since they appear at 4*.Knight is the name of the hero and protagonist. Guardian (of Kanterbury) is the most often used title. Mostly interchangeable in story. Eg. If the lol princess says "My Guardian" that's the knight even though there are other Guardians in the roster. We have an era guild on world2, I threadmarked a post for it. do we have room?The post above mine already sums up the random evolution process so I won't go into that. I'll just say that the base item used will retain its level. So while I did recomment using higher level junk to level up your current weapon using left over as a base to evolve into a high level 4* or 5* item isn't bad either. A bit of a shortcut to leveling a high rarity gear piece but RNG in what the piece is. Ex weapons are hero exclusive weapons. Generally speaking they are the best weapon for that specific hero as they get some type of bonus with it. It is also their weapon typically seen in the artworks and such. You get the Knight's weapon later after unlocking it in Heavenshold. You can also get a free 3* fighter called Plitvice as well as her ex weapon the same way but none of these are really things you can rush to obtain too much. For heroes, I can say that while I had a lot of fun using the White Beast early on, he isn't very good. Very short range, very limited weapon selection and just underwelming. I ended up resetting for resources on him. :( I picked Karina over Loraine, though I know there are some Loraine fans out there. Neither of them are the best healers but are also very good early in the game any way. I chose Karina because I thought she looked cooler and felt Loraine seemed to have ulterior motives but even if that is true Loraine never leaves your party so feel free to use her. Loraine and Marianne often have bonus event rift currency too but I would focus on one or two and keep the others a little bit further back rather than diving into multiple early heroes. For the remaining heroes. I skipped Elvira and went with Rachel for a bit before getting a very strong 3* ranger. Rachel's ex weapon gives her a 10% chance to stun which makes her quite strong if not a nuisance. However, Elvira, Loraine, Hekate, Sohee are some story heroes that can fire through walls in the arena if you care for pvp. Sometimes relevant in PvE such as Tower I guess. I wouldn't really recommend any of them unless you like them.Wow, congrats. I've yet to get either and I'm out of gems. I also kinda want Rue after playing santa side story, which is pretty good. But the truth is, these games are more enjoyable to have some carrots dangling any way, even though it sucks to use gems and not get what you want. I hope your future pulls are as successful. Recommend finishing santa event story to completion if you can. There aren't too many fights and some of them you control Rue which makes it easier any way. Rewards at the end are pretty good.
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I think generally the priority is to max evolution your carry, awakening them as you go, then slowly work on filling out your team. Having a mono team can help in some ways such as boosting boosting dmg. You will probably want to try and max limit break the carry hero as well. These are fairly significant power boosts. Beyond that I'd look into team compositions. I wouldn't worry so much about team comps early on unless you really like planning ahead. I can't speak for Coco because I only got her when my team was fairly well developed and I had a bunch of heroes I wanted to use waiting in line. So I mostly haven't looked into her. Karina however is best used with dark heroes because one of her powers is a party dark attack buff, 20% I think. Still, you can use her for now to go with your eventual dark team. Nothing wrong with that at all.
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Grats on Rue! Focus first on your carry, Rue is fine, Knight is also fine and probably a good second. Work on filling in the rest as you play and recruit more characters. While having full teams of an element might be practical and efficient, sometimes gunning for both of these from the get go really dampens the fun as you're focusing on what you need/can't have yet rather than trying to get better with what you have. For generic heroes, they help will filling out your Heavenshold, increasing your pink gem thing generation as you rank up buildings. Later, when you reach level cap on your current team and have exp to spare, reaching milestones such as lv60 will give a small amount of gems. There are some people who like these characters and use them properly. While they aren't going to be top contenders in PvP, good gear, skilled play and some love will still see them through PvE. As for the unexpected mini-games. Yes. It is absolutely something I enjoy about this game. Not even just the minigames themselves but rather the way the game keeps throwing unexpected things out at you. It reaches for so many different references that range from neat to really cool and just keeps changing it up. Not even just in side stories either. Some elements in the story are quite serious and dark despite it being played out in a cute pixel graphic cartoon fashion. I won't spoil things but you're in for a surprise. Come back with impressions if you're enjoying yourself :DUsing mileage is the safest. It is also one of the currencies often given at various event rewards milestones. Given the amount of ex weapons around you are more likely to get it on the current banner with gems than any other RNG method. That said, with luck on your side there is also the possibility of random evolution.
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Not necessarily. Imo it is more something you work towards when you build up more heroes. For now your carry and whoever keeps your interest. Knight and some story characters are useful for event rifts but don't necessarily need to be very high levels of your carry is strong anyway.
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Make sure to clear the Santa's Workshop event mission, this unlocks a free package to claim from the shop! Getting to rank 76 is a massive game changer, sweeping evo dungeons has in fact cut my grinding time by so much and I can just dump stamina and then do other things. I just need to hit 126 so I can do the same for event rift. I'm also kinda glad the guild raid isn't currently open. Been so busy that I've mostly missed the last few runs any way. Hopefully in new year schedule will settle down.
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Definitely clear the first stage (doesn't need full clear) of the event with Rue and Santa. This unlocks a free pack to get goodies in the shop. Check shop daily to grab goodies after until you've claimed it all. For progression, yeah. I think running the event rift daily for some rewards is fairly low effort, I just auto the highest difficulty I can. World 6 is fairly straight forward from memory but 7 and onwards the difficulty really starts to ramp up, especially in 8 for me (though I was also off element there). I would play the current event story as far as you can too. There usually aren't many stages and some of them has very little actual combat any way. They are fairly standalone and the rewards are good too.
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What kind of tips are you after? I'm assuming you want to remain F2P. You do get some characters for free, but others you will need to use currency to get. At the moment, Bari is in rotation. She is very strong. I'm not sure how strong Rue is but Bari has carried many people and torment others in arena/coliseum alike. All of this is heresay though, I've tried my luck on Bari multiple times and RNG is unfavourable for me here. The Knight or Guardian is a good investment. Two reasons for this is that she can use a variety of different weapons which might be useful to help you push through trouble spots (including some ranged weapons for kiting) but also because event rifts will grant 20% bonus currency per run. It is worth joining a guild because the raid gems are fairly generous even with little effort. It might help to know what heroes you have if you want some team suggestions. Heavily investing in one hero can carry you quite far. A full team of the same element (mono element teams) can be very strong due to passives from various characters as they unlock. Also if there is a character you really like, they typically work in PvE since it is often skill based though some sections may be harder. Some stages may also require ranged weapons or what not. For items, random evolution your 1 and 2* gear into 3 or higher. Going up further is a bit costly but also has a chance to score a hero's EX weapon on the rare occasion. If the item is of a high level though, consider feeding it to your current weapon/accessory. A decent weapon will go a long way and probably more important early on that which hero you are using. My suggestion is to invest in the Guardian until you find heroes you like to add to your team. Play a little of coliseum. It is quick and without too much effort you get some gems per week. I don't even use all my entries and not even playing every day. Stamina is used to unlock a stage or grind resources. Once the stage is unlocked, you can quit to lobby and enter again for free later. Character Evolution is a long process but one of the most vital ones for character progression. If you don't know what to dump your stamina on, this is probably the one. I think, spending some currency on heroes or weapons can probably help you in the long run. A good hero/weapon can carry you a bit and earn you some crystals along the way. But everyone plays a bit differently and with different goals. I switch from being a heavy saver on my gems to throwing it all out on a whim. The awakening stones rift can be played 3 times per day without using gems to refresh. I highly recommend prioritizing these 3 rounds because every hero uses these stones and you run out faster than you realise as you progress. This is the illegal parking car bashing stages. They are pretty quick thankfully.
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Lost interest in: SNK - Trashy designs, losing a lot of what I liked about the games visually. The transition into 3D still feels rough. Animations are looking ok in fights but the general aesthetics doesn't give the same feelings as the 2D art. The sexualisation of characters feels out of control and really bad. Bungie - Played heaps of Destiny and Destiny 2. I definitely enjoyed a lot of it. There is nothing else quite like it and I'm glad I've played them. I just feel that the did great on gameplay but much of the game design such as currency, tower, progression, GAAS content generation, rewards etc didn't land well with me. After two games and significant time investment I'm incredibly burnt out on the gameplay which is the only part that kept me going back. Gained interest in: Chucklefish - Games are both beautiful and fun. Supergiant - I was late to the party in playing Transistor and Pyre, both are fantastic. Hades is on my to play list real soon and I heard nothing but praise for it. The art looks wonderful too. Capcom - I mean, I've always been a fan I guess. But they definitely reminded me of why with RE2, RE7, MH and I haven't even got to DMC5 yet.
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Thread LTTP: Morrowind is both atmospheric and bewildering
Assassination is from the expansion. Don't follow that just yet it can be pretty tough. Do not wear ordinator armor in front of ordinators. They will issue a KOS on you for wearing their sacred armor. If you take to Mae's guild teleporter from Balmora to Caldera there is a building with a scamp in it named Creeper. He has 5000 gold and buys things at full price regardless of disposition. His gold will reset daily and is useful for pawning off larger amounts of items/expensive things. Pay attention to your little status icons. Occasionally check them from the status menu and take not of red icons/debuffs. You can get some small nuisances like common diseases but one of the more annoying conditions comes from a common disease and turns far more troublesome.
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Useful spells for sure but casting recall when you need to can be.... unreliable. Just the nature of how the game handles magic with the chance to fail casting. Recall Scrolls and Intervention scrolls are items for emergency escapes or convenient retreats. Its usually nice to have some even when you can actually cast the spells yourself.
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Thread Games with under the radar amazing mod scenes.
Like, I don't think it is technically a mod "scene" but I'm going to bring it up because I'm a massive fan of the game and only just became aware of it. There appears to be a mod for Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. The mod is called One Vision, it changes a lot of things on the gameplay side that I have whinged about in the past such as the imbalance of the RT stat/generation making classes such as tanks hugely ineffective at doing their job. A quick glance says this mod has been in the works for at least 2 years and the most recent update was 2 Jan 2021.... That is a week ago. Seems like a labor of love to me and I'm grateful this exists. I believe this is the official change . It is extensive and has a lot of details of love rather than necessity such as changing the avatars of Obda and Berda so they are now visually distinguishable. Shame I don't have a way to play any more. Went to hunt an appropriate pic for TOLUCT but I landed on this tweet instead. Dunno if it is the same as the on era (if not I apologise for the notification) but If anyone has tried it I would love to hear some impressions too. Looks like we had an but it generated very little interest/discussion. I guess it is somewhat expected being a game currently tied to the PSP.
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Thread After playing Genshin Impact I don't feel like I need to experience BOTW anymore
Just don't play it right now OP. They have a similar skin and there are a lot of inspirations, almost direct copies in some elements within Genshin but they are ultimately very different still. Which game you like more will probably vary depending on person. I think BoTW overall plays a bit better but some of the scenery and locations in Genshin blow BoTW out of the water for me. It is hard to compare combat for example, while one is strictly an action, the other is an RPG through and through. If you don't feel like playing BoTW that is fine. But I suggest you stop comparing it to Genshin so much because they excel in different areas and it is all too easy to focus on the parts one does better which distracts from the game you play next's strengths.
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Thread What do you guys think of Gamefaqs these days?
I visit for old text guides and some browsing. I rarely engage. Especially since most of the time I'm visiting old game haunts with less than 5 posts that year. In my time there i haven't experienced anything too out there, mostly similar to stuff from the likes of Reddit or various other game forums. That said, I don't go to the social boards nor do I go into controversial topics there.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| A Link To The Popculture References - Ch10. Lightning Racer!
Ok. I guess I'll change disband/abandon ours and we move over to yours. Maybe kick the long term inactives, you can invite them back if requested at a later date. The max is quite small IIRC which is part of why two guilds are used at times but given many have fallen off I think this merge makes the most sense.
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How many of the 24 are checking in, say every 2 days, 48hrs? I figure a number of our guild members have simply stopped playing and some were randoms any way. It might be better to just merge in which case I think we can move over to your guild and we can see how things go just to make it easier with the era naming. My FP is getting close to max evo. 5 more to go. Didn't really like beth so I just did a few rounds of bianca's weapon in hopes of a limit break, didn't get it though.
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So I noticed that I am now the guildmaster. There seems to be only 6 of us, including myself active in the past 48hrs. I'm wondering if we should stay or maybe even move to El Sloth's. Note that the guild is using Gacha Era's guild name and seems to be their running meme. As it stands, we are pretty low effort. I really enjoy the game and play a little daily as time permits but I can't say I can participate consistently or tend to guild matters. if everyone wants to assume the title or just stay and just chill while grabbing casual guild boss gems every reset that is fine too. Guess I'll ping the members I can find in discord.
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Got Beth Ex on an attempt at bianca weapon. It was bait but I fell for it and pulled for Beth. Got played and walked out with nothing. Oh well.I tried twice and failed by one miss each time in different areas. In the end I just mashed my way through it like a filthy cheater. :(
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I see. Thanks. Seems like throwing my strongest mix in there gets me the highest income. I'll just let it sit I guess. I'm glad they didn't cap the amount you can hold, or at least I haven't found that cap yet.
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Thread Surgery/Cancer ERA: how come no one mentioned anything about the urine catheter?
When I was young, in hospital a nurse tripped over my catheter. Not so severely that it came flying out but the pain was unreal. To this day I still I like to share the story when this topic comes up there, though I barely remember any details any more. On a more serious note. Fuck cancer. Hope you're OK OP.I do remember burning pain and having trouble but not to that degree. I remember my nurse told me if I can't manage to empty my bladder then they'll have to empty it via catheter, then I can try again until the build up is too much. I was scared and I don't think that helped me go at all lol. The first go was weak and painful. It was also not a complete flush and empty. But with each one it got easier and less painful. To be honest, I feel like my mind has selectivedly chosen to forget some of these details.
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Thread Monster Hunter Retrospective: Reviewing Every Monster
YKK is indeed great beginner hammer practice. One thing I want to bring up is not directly related to the YKK but more of a distant cousin. Yian Garuga. I know that they are completely different monsters but with a similar enough name and build I was not at all prepared for YG. It took everything charming and funny from YKK and made it terrorizing. I loved it. YG would not have given me such a strong impression if not for the comparison to YKK and realising how far you have come as a hunter by comparing these two milestones.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| Mobile Gamers: Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Playing
Marina is annoyingly strong. I'm not sure how other tanks compare but in terms of survivability + also dealing damage she is pretty incredible from my casual experience. Not sure how she goes up against others if you were a big spender or something though.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| Mobile Gamers: Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Playing
I kind of want this dude, he looks really cool but I really don't want another water hero right now. I have Marina and Bianca, with a +1 Bianca EX because rng wants me to use Bianca. I guess I'll save for the next hero. I really need a good earth and balance element. They say Tinia and Nari are good heroes but I don't like either of them. Q_Q I haven't tried the Guardian Camp yet. There are two entries for Dec 1st which is the current update.
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Thread Anybody stuck on a boss right now?
Guardian Tale's 10-1 boss. Tiny arena, aoe, bullets everywhere, tanky boss and all. I went in with my strongest hero who happens to have elemental advantage and a weapon that can kite the boss a bit but does better in melee. I still get stomped. I could use revives but I'm saving the gems :(
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| Mobile Gamers: Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Playing
Is Idol Eva any good? I got both her and her ex pulling for some other characters. I actually have regular Eva + ex way up to 55 and some fair awakening. She was one of my early heroes but the fact that she stands still to attack makes her feel less useful overall. I have mileage and I dunno who I should pickup or which weapon. Considering Ohgma or Miya. I'm really lacking in plain and earth element though. I have the earth archer and nari but I don't really like their characters. >.> If only I lucked into Bari. I feel like spending mileage on 4* weapons is probably not worth it right? I was looking through the book. Does Fei/Mei have an ex? A casual observation from coliseum is that tanks are sort of op. They do less damage but still have a fairly decent dmg output. Their survivability however is miles ahead of any other character. Throw in a decent healer and you can often outlast bosses in pve. It just doesn't seem fair, the damage from non-tanks doesn't make up for all the little mistakes you might make on a map.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| Mobile Gamers: Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Playing
Oh I have Akayuki and her ex too. I haven't built her because between Vash, Plit and Miya that is three fires lined up. I haven't even unlocked Plit and her weapon in heavenshold yet. Wait, what? You can scrap items? I've been slowly random evolving things up and getting heaps of trash items in return. What a waste.I'm currently in the Era guild it is super low effort just like me. I don't mind moving to a more active one but I admit I'm a bit slack in guild raids and such at times. I think I'm going to save up and see what goodies come around during xmas.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| Mobile Gamers: Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Playing
Hmmm... One of the few heroes I haven't pulled yet. What do you do so far for characters who don't have their ex? I have some spare ex laying around for characters I probably won't use such as Yuze, is it a good idea to borrow them for Oghma for example?
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| Mobile Gamers: Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Playing
Yeah. The game is oddly generous with the gems. I was pulling on Ohgma like a mad man but just couldn't get him. I got most of my 3* from that actually. I ended up trying to pull his weapon in theory that I'll pull some weapons for off banner heroes I had too. It just sort of fell into place like that. I still need an Ohgma though lol. >.< Also, I've come across some missions that involve using ranged heroes but none of my attacks can reach the enemy. Is there a specific weapon type I am meant to use? My go to is executive red hood but I tried Tinia and Hekate who are a bit under leveled but they can't even reach the enemy either. or is it more specific weapon than type?
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| Mobile Gamers: Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Playing
Spent my almost 20k crystals and got Miyu, so now I have a proper healer. No luck on anything else. I actually got Miyu early and started pulling on her weapon with a dip into Bari now and then but ended up with nothing for the rest of my pulls. Not even a ghosting Ohgma >.> The ability to do mini evolutions seems really benefitial. I put in my 700 Eugene stones and now she is in fact quite a bit stronger. Others got little power ups as well. I don't know if I want to pull on Miyu's weapon again or try my luck once more on Bari, mostly hoping for Bari and a off chance of Ohgma. I feel that collecting unique weapons without their heroes isn't as exciting. I'll probably use my mileage on a weapon for a hero I like. What is the typical power up path? 5* evo first hero to grind 5*ing others? I see that beyond awakening the rest is for limit breaking including weapon LB. I dunno how viable that is to pursue as a F2Per. I've also mostly been slapping on random accessories. Is there something I should aim for there? I sort of steer towards stats that seem useful depending on hero so def for Marina and such but beyond that I haven't done much else.I check in and do raid when I remember. I usually only see about 4-8 members checking in. Not sure how many actually bother with the raid, especially given you need multiple teams. For the most part I'm enjoying the bosses. Fuck the witch though. The boss doesn't manage to hurt or kill my units often but just jumps around and throws projectiles that I can't seem to dodge which also interrupts my shit. I actually like this game more than Genshin. Other than the gacha element they are pretty much entirely different though and I see no real point in comparing them beyond that. I was very lukewarm towards GT at first and went through 4 worlds and Eugene's event before I finally started to really enjoy it.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| Mobile Gamers: Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Playing
TBH, it is less about the ability to get unique weapons and more about accessories getting eaten that may have been good along the way. >_> I've been pretty lucky with ex weapons myself. Though I'd say my heroes luck seems to be better even if I got heroes I never intend to use like Nari.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| Mobile Gamers: Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Playing
Yeah, I can only grind 60 rifts/dungeons. If I'm off element on my 2 strongest heroes I'll suffer too. I guess I've already spent some hero crystals but I didn't dump into a single and spread it to finish off 4*ING some of my stronger heroes like executive redhood and marina. I'll go dump on one and see how far I can push them. Thanks for the tips and suggestions. New healer might be good but I'm hesitant to split resources on yet another hero for now. I know the video said Bari is strong but I haven't really looked into her.
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| Mobile Gamers: Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Playing
Is there a link for the banner? I'm really lacking a healer and I've been brute forcing everything. But recently just hitting the end of world 9 I figure my gems from campaigning are going to dry up relatively quick. Awakening and hero evolution for 3* seems to be a massive grind per character. Am I missing for evolving heroes to 5*? Am I supposed to dump into kamazon for my heroes?
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Thread Guardian Tales |OT| Mobile Gamers: Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Playing
Marina is currently my second strongest purely because she will out live every other character unless fighting a ton of earth elements. However, my first two uniques are probably the most invested. They are Eugene and Vash, Vash I have fallen off a bit because she has no survivability and is harder to control. She is almost all DPS for me and I'm not good enough at controlling her for it to be viable in story. In PvP type stuff Marina is so common and will outlive Vash easily being elementally advantaged and tanky on top. My basic heroes aren't great. I'll probably invest in the knight since s/he will always be useful as they have bonus in rift rewards. But that is probably more useful later. For now I'm pushing Eugene since she is the closest to 5* as I've had her the longest. I can clear the fire/light evo 70 dungeons but some of the others are still a struggle. For heroes and weapons I have
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Thread Have you ever enjoyed a "bad" game because it offered something unique or was a diamond in the rough?
I think I get what you mean with the super hero build up. It reminds me of my experience with Xenoverse series. You create a character in the Dragonball universe and time travel junk food plot allows you to fight through alternate versions of the story alongside series favourite heroes/villains. That you can pick a mentor to train under and learn their techniques was really neat. I'd love to see something like this for X-Men or FMA for example. As for the thread premise, Koei Tecmo's warriors series are like my casual comfort games. Just smashing through armies, taking over bases etc. The combat is generally pretty basic but also just flashy enough to keep me entertained. On harder difficulties it is less about actual constant challenge but rather not getting stun locked or caught off guard by enemies that can quickly shut you down. Using your op specials become more of a panic button when things go south, while familiarising your Moveset to wipe enemies before they are a threat is just an extension of earlier levels. The games are repetitive, the characters are often one dimension and stuck within story constrains. Character balance is also not great but I enjoy the games a lot nevertheless.
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Thread Characters that betray their allies constantly and yet get little to no punishment for it
Cortana. I sort of liked her personality and quips in the first few games but she progressively gets more irritating and intolerable. She has been lying since the beginning as she chose the Destination for the Pillar of Autumn's jump when escaping Reach but didn't tell any one. She often doesn't explain things fully but is trusted because she is a super AI and has thick plot armor. Just kill her for good and move on!
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Thread Xbox Brasil dismisses new host after she was the victim of death and rape threats. (See Threadmark: Microsoft Responds)
That post was never reported, so it was never flagged for moderation, and the team never looked at it. is the only post in that thread that was reported. That thread is a year old now but in the future if you see anything you find concerning please report it.
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Thread Xbox Brasil dismisses new host after she was the victim of death and rape threats. (See Threadmark: Microsoft Responds)
For the record we've addressed the recon_zero_ post . Long story short, that member is from a Spanish-speaking South American country where "third world" doesn't usually carry pejorative connotations, so it wasn't actioned at first. We were able to consult with Brazilian staff today and a ban was applied for inflammatory generalizations. Just so we're clear, we checked the logs, and this is a lie. is the one and only report this account has . The reason we look at histories is because sometimes when you see and it's hard to believe this person is posting in good faith. Now, if we could all remain on topic, that'd be great.
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Thread Poll: Has Genshin Impact convinced you to pay into the gacha system?
As a f2p player and someone who has played a lot of gacha games, some even spending a bit of money I have no intention of spending in GI thus far. 1. Rates are awful. 2. Combat for the most part seems skill based and having a slot of 4 characters gives a lot of versatility. 3. Somewhat favourable RNG for my f2p pulls leads to less desire to try and get more rare stuff. 4. I'm undecided if I actually want to keep playing for the long haul. 5. The surrounding system of the game feels poised for power creep and more abusive exploitation down the track. While this is something many gacha games do, I rarely have concerns about it this early. Though perhaps it is just a pacing/content issue. I am usually fairly content and the walls/grinds seem further ahead on the horizon in other gacha. 6. Part of the overall gacha genre GaaS setup involves content updates, banners etc. I'll need to see some of this to get a better gauge of what I'm in for in the longer run which I would then use to gauge whether I want to put money into it or not.
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Thread discuss Dynasty Warriors
Its actually part of the package. Knowing when to ignore mobs and just diving through enemy territory to complete vital objectives is actually something I always enjoyed from the series when it is on offer. It isn't that kind of strategy that I look for after some decent combat/move sets. These are the things that distinguishes the maps and games for me. On harder difficulties, travelling from one part of the map to another without clearing everything and getting 50% hp chunked if you get caught by an archer in the back for example is quite thrilling.
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Thread discuss Dynasty Warriors
Some of the things I feel often get neglected are the extra features. Things like body guards, character creators, teams/changeable characters, weapon changes, mission objectives, strategies, morale effects, power up states etc. On one hand a game that keeps it simple can still be a lot of fun but as someone who has played many in the series and enjoyed many of the games with various supporting systems it is something I am always on the look out for and hope to see improved and expanded. Weapon options in particular I think are a great addition. Too often in the past I find a character I like in terms of appearance only to have them with a unbalanced, weak moveset or perhaps I just get bored of it after so many hours. Games like Orochi Warriors where the roster is huge had some woefully underpowered heroes. It is a shame DW9 seems to have bombed. I was sort of looking forward to it and really like some of the designs on the characters. Some of my favourite charactersI'd love to see Pirate Warriors 4. 3 is fantastic and one of my favourites easily.We also need a Final Fantasy Musou.
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Thread Yoshihide Suga, Right-Hand Man of Shinzo Abe, Will Be Japan’s Prime Minister
I love puns. I do want to say that as an international forum we do need to consider that sometimes our jokes come across poorly. While I do not find these jokes offensive I wouldn't be surprised if some members without context find jokes involving language such as this to parallel experiences of bullying and blatant racism for example. And I don't say this to call out those who reported the posts but merely for some consideration for all of us. Sometimes, our posts are meant for a laugh but results otherwise. In moderation, when we get these reports we do need to find the balance. Sometimes we get it wrong. Thanks for understanding.
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Thread Yoshihide Suga, Right-Hand Man of Shinzo Abe, Will Be Japan’s Prime Minister
Apologies for the bans there. After reviewing we agree that we have misread these posts. The bans have been struck from your records. Also thanks everyone who brought it up to our attention, particularly those who did so through the reports as this ensures we get them.
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Thread Who are the "least special" Final Fantasy Protagonists?
It is definitely Vaan. If we count non-mainline games then most of the protagonists from Tactics such as Ramza count too I think. I think you could perhaps make an argument for Squall in that he was a regular kid who (among others) were raised to fight sorceresses. His entire life was sort of guided through the school/training and he eventually makes it. While he is not really any sort of special chosen one with great power he was still lead up to the moment by various powers including the Gardens & Elone. In fact, Elone alone probably disqualifies him somewhat even if the rest of the party gets similar treatment. He is, I suppose, chosen by Rinoa. Cloud is a it of a nobody but I'd argue that the lifestream has chosen him as a champion of sorts. Especially given that he gets visions from and Zack in Advent Children while he is straight up cured as he fights. I think only looking at the protagonist's origins is likely a mistake.
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Thread LTTP: Bloodborne - So when does it get good?
If you are already a souls fan you typically know what to expect. But for the world and setting to click. Here are some of my favourite bits After Rom Getting killed by one of those assholes with the sack. Completing Eileen's quest in my second playthrough. Most notably the Bloody Crow. Exploring chalice dungeons buffed with various effects such as half health, frenzy mobs etc. The panic when you enter the first room and hear a distant bell ringing. Most of the DLC Exploring Upper Cathedral Ward and Cainhurst.
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Thread AC: New Horizons [Turnip Thread] The Road to Bells is Paved With Good Connections
Oh no. I'll take a look. Got an error. I'll re-open in a bit. Wait a sec. We should be back up. I also left both tv on the ground new the plaza. You can catelogue them by pickup/drop and then order from your shop if you want.
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Thread AC: New Horizons [Turnip Thread] The Road to Bells is Paved With Good Connections
Its fine. I want to try and keep it open for others as long as possible. It is only 4.35 here so there is plenty of time for the shop, not so sure on my schedule lol.
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Thread AC: New Horizons [Turnip Thread] The Road to Bells is Paved With Good Connections
620 Of course I didn't buy much this week. Still, the price gave me substantial profits for a small turnip run.afk. Yell at me in discord or here if something goes wrong.
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Thread Yoshitaka Murayama (Suikoden Creator) tweets about making an announcement soon on his next challenge
Hmmmm... I feel like given the respective companies owning the ips this could be a monkey paw so easily. But I too want to believe.
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Thread Restera Team, Do you donate your games? If so, where or to whom?
I donate to the children's hospital. Though I am also a bit selective about what to give because I can't ask nurses there to keep an eye out on who is playing what and I don't know who sorts through the stuff. Family and friends I tend to lend a lot of games to so it is rare if they want them except for a few who wants to pawn them off themselves later.
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Thread What’s the Consensus on The Banner Saga Trilogy as a Whole?
I think the games are great. It took me a little while to get into it but once the hooks are in I couldn't stop. The combat is quite good imo. That is, it is balanced enough that you don't feel truly fucked for your mistakes most of the time. The stress isn't constant despite the story being pretty grim. This is certainly no x-com in that regard. The story I feel are pretty good as stand alones. It isn't particularly grand and there are plenty of questions unanswered but focusing on the survival and journey of the characters was enough for me. One of the issues with episodic games is that if you play them one after the other you go from a climatic point of the ending from the previous one to another slow build up with minor time skip. Some characters disappear or new characters show up and it takes a little bit to pick up again. This isn't necessarily bad but it can burn out I think. Especially as your new heroes may not be as strong as some of the old ones.I bought the first on sale and grabbed the other two shortly after release and had a blast. At the current sale I recommend it easily.
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Thread What’s the Consensus on The Banner Saga Trilogy as a Whole?
I don't want you to get the wrong impression from the mention of X-COM. X-com's combat suits it very well in that the rng adds another layer of stress to everything. TBS's combat very simple by comparison and it is easy to achieve victory in most cases. What is far harder is knowing which grey area story choice will not fuck you over in some way. The story is also more continuous than Dark Souls so sometimes it is harder to not want to dive back in. All that said, I hope you enjoy it!
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Thread Looking to start a new JRPG series. Which of these choices would best fit my tastes?
Yakuza, suggest starting with 0 + Long series so if you like it you can keep going + Exploration is fairly rewarding with exp, weapons, side quests etc. + Variety of mini-games, some with side quest or chain of side quests. This is something I miss in a lot of RPGs. + Fairly engaging main story. + Exaggerated and comical side stories. + Tropes are a bit more varied and not the standard anime fair. + Combat is fun brawler type. Action is pretty flashy and over the top. - Minimal customizations outside of customising the girls in the hostest club minigame. - Over the series you explore the same town repeatedly even if it changes as the years go by. - Pacing can feel ruined as you progress into some important story segment but then open up some cool new side shit you want to explore. - Sometimes story is predictable, especially if you're very familiar with asian gangster dramas.
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Thread I feel like more and more I'm liking better Dragon Quest games than FF ones.
I actually love that they co-exist. DQ with the traditional approach, the same yet differences. The attention to details is so incredible. The world is so large and charming. FF feels like they are constantly striving to breakthrough and while it often misses, their production values and attempts are still appreciated. When they hit the right notes you soar incredibly high but quite often you're sort of simmering halfway waiting for the next boost with FF. My biggest disappointment of course is that these two can't co-exist with the likes of Suikoden, Breath of Fire, and other loved but dead IPs.
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Thread Atlus3DSEra, help me choose which two of the games in my list to purchase and in return I shall thank you
I want to say that none of these are really bad choices. I think EO series makes the best use of the 3DS's split screen system and it will convert less well into other single screen formats should we see a remaster/port. However they are also not a typical RPG. They are dungeony with CYO team and work out the quirks of the enemies combat. Only the Untold games offer a story and set characters which is slightly different take to the game. I would give the demo a shot to be honest. It isn't for everyone and the artwork is a bit hit or miss at best but the gameplay really nice if you get into it. Not much else holds up like it to be honest.
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Thread One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 |OT| Four Emperors, One King, A Million KOs
So I've been struggling with some of the missions. Switched over and used Kaido and holy shit at the difference. I'm hoping some of my other characters can get up to or close to this kind of strength but I doubt it. He just swings and everything just flies towards death. His shield breaking strength is absurd and his hitbox is ridiculous. His speed doesn't even matter that much because his range and damage is so absurd. In burst mode he feels pretty much broken. Clear times went from 9-16 minutes on a stage to about 5 minutes.
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Thread Updates that made you stop playing a game
When they nerfed armor lock and removed bloom in Halo Reach. Yeah, I was one of those. I would say that it is rare for bugs or updates to turn me away from the game if I am enjoying it a lot prior. If I do go away I usually intend to come back. Far more often I already have grievances that do not get addressed, sometimes get worse or the update feels uninteresting and ultimately inconsequential. Destiny had this on and off for me. While I still enjoyed playing it rarely do I feel the excitement in any of the goals or additions.
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Thread Were You Allowed To Watch R-rated Movies as a Child? Will You Let Your Kid?
I did watch them fairly freely. If I had kids, I would decide based on film, age/behaviour and contents that gave the classification. Whether or not an adult is watching with them is worth considering too. Lets be honest, ratings can be inconsistent too. The King's Speech, Love is Strange and the Matrix is R too IIRC. Classification can also change depending which review board/region or just get revised over time. To me, these classifications are just a guide/quick reference. I can review its contents online and make the decision myself. If I can't decide on the spot, I'll let the kid watch something else. I can review the film in question when I find the time and then we can watch it afterwards (or when they are older). I'm also fairly confident that kids will watch stuff at friend's place etc. I'd rather be open to the conversation and know what they are watching rather than just flat out "No R movies" which just means keeping secrets from me really.
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Thread Does Era have fond memories of the PSP?
Falling through the city for the first time was like walking in 3D space for first time in Mario 64. Other than Gravity Rush 2 there hasn't been any other game that quite gets the same feeling. Little did I know it will become one of my favourite Sony IPs. Edit. I'm an idiot. Mod shame commence!
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Thread #FuckCorona: Guys, we gotta stop being at each other’s throats...
We can't be expected to catch every post. I've reported it again for consideration but it'll be great if you can report it next time rather than just quoting it. Thanks. Also consider how jokes read to those who miss it. If your intent for a joke is to lighten the thread up but a portion of the community finds it hostile and toxic...
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Thread What are the best games this gen for feeling of empowerment? (in RPG's MMO's)
Have you tried For Honor? From my experience it was immensely satisfying to read opponents and demolish them or time your defenses right and over power enemies in a 1vMultiple fight. The game is still getting some updates and balances I think, might know more and can probably say more about the game in general. I imagine Mount & Blade 2 would be great too once you get used to the mechanics.Warriors/Musou type games are my quick fix for empowerment. There are always caveats with recommending them though. The combat isn't such that you can expect a challenge in them regularly. Sure, getting hit might be dangerous at higher difficulties and such but it is more about your ability to utilize your character(s) movesets to clear objectives and stages efficiently as well. You typically start off over powered and get more so as you go and build familiarity.
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Thread RPG bosses that have specific battle themes just for them (that aren't final bosses)
That one Yakuza boss that I was tired of beating already in Yakuza 0. Also, I think most bosses had their own themes but the Hornet's theme in Hollow Knight stood out, maybe because we fought multiple times. The DLC version is great too.
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Thread Who's your favorite mainline Final Fantasy protagonist? (FF Tactics acceptable)
I don't really know why but I loved everything about this goofy guy and I think I just like him more over time. Laguna from FF8. I feel like he has some charm, some capabilities, is good natured and caring but also at times incredibly unlucky and maybe also incredibly lucky (for surviving some bull shit and ending up where he is and with his current job). His story is both fun and somewhat tragic. His contrast to Squall is also quite amusing to watch.
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Thread One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 |OT| Four Emperors, One King, A Million KOs
Oh that is interesting. I'll keep going. I pretty much rampaged through the story with Luffy rather than grinding multiple characters up so maybe I'm just under leveled. Trying to do the treasure missions with lower levels is a struggle. Some bosses are ok but man when Ace activates his burst that is some Lu Bu level stomping he gives me.
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Thread One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 |OT| Four Emperors, One King, A Million KOs
Is there a way to view what unlocks in each character's crew level stage? What is up with the ??? islands in a character's skill map? How do I unlock those? I just finished dramatic log, I see a lot of coins in the adventure mode thing so I'll dip in there soon. Been trying to use Law but he feels very stationary even though he is quite strong. Any tips? I end up going for air combos but it still doesn't feel great. Also... When you accidentally start a neutral Y attack as Tashigi.... ;_; who designed this, the payoff isn't even good for landing it.
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Thread What is the worst padding you’ve ever seen in a game?
I'm going to say FF14. Now MMOs by their nature tend to be full of padding. I know this and I'm somewhat accepting of it. But by god the first main story + the seventh astral chain which leads up to Heavensward is truely something awful, made worse I think by some older design philosophies or perhaps being held back by the remake that the game went through. Everyone exclaims about how fantastic FF14's story is. This is probably true, I'm in Heavensward now and things have picked up considerably and it is said that it only gets better. The first part however was not good. Even now in Heavensward I feel like for every decent moment of story I get half a dozen or more padding quests between. I had friends who really helped me speed through some of the slog. They ferried me around, helped in tough quests and guide me with mechanics and gearing. I'm one of those players who tend to like playing at my own pace and working things out, exploring as i want but so much content was locked behind the story, including classes I wanted to play and what have you. There is a limit to my tolerance for "it gets so much better after X hours" and this game is well and truly beyond that limit. Had it not been for my friends encouraging me I would have dropped this again (I tried once many years ago also).
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Thread Arknights |OT| Somebody call a doctor, I think tower defense is still alive!
I stopped at 4-4 after failing it twice. I guess I need stronger defenders or better dps to clear mobs before they overwhelm. I've been focusing on leveling up, I was pretty underlevel prior to that, mostly E1 30. I am mostly E140 now with a few 50-70 and one or two E2. One other issue is that i only just cleared CE5 today so at CE4 it was a slow avenue of income. Still need to work on the last exp stage.
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Thread Arknights |OT| Somebody call a doctor, I think tower defense is still alive!
Off the top of my head, here are some heroes I'm consider Texas, Grani Spectre, Frostleaf, Lappland, SilverAsh Meteor, Exu, Blue Poison, Shirayuki Project Red, Pramanix Cuora, Nearl, Matterhorn, Liskarm Shining, Silence, Perfumer Ifrit, Gitano, Skyfire I currently have Estelle, Vigna, mostly because I had the materials and didn't need to grind them and they were pretty good in my team already. Oh and Siege, cause she looks fun and seems to be pretty good.
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Thread Arknights |OT| Somebody call a doctor, I think tower defense is still alive!
I'm really struggling to do some of the harder missions. One of the issues I have is that I tend to prefer trying to get past tough stages by myself, I might seek advice on heroes or what not but actually playing I prefer to mess around until I get it right. This game though, feels bad. Every match is several minutes and I often don't know if I'll succeed or not until a fair way into the mission. I think I could probably power level through but that seems tedious and not fun. I just got Silver Ash. I guess I'll try to S1 him first and see where I go from there. I imagine I'll need to S2 more heroes as well.
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Thread The EDGE 10/10 list - What are your thoughts on it?
I mean, one thing I hate about lists like these is that it seems to skip over certain areas. I consider some of these pretty revolutionary. The lack of any Moba and MMO, noticeably LoL and WoW is kind of strange. Pokemon, also notable is Pokemon Go as well is stupidly big despite dying off. Minecraft deserves a place here as well. Long term free to play with continuous support and community should probably be worth considering such as: Path of Exile & Warframe
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Thread Summary of February 2020 meeting between the Black Community & ResetEra Staff and an update on our Community Relations team
Thanks for the feedback. It is indeed a pretty hard job and maybe it isn't always enough but we're still trying and am willing to make changes to see more improvement as necessary! If you don't mind reporting or pming me the details I can take a peek when I get a moment or pass it to other staff. The more we find them, moderate them the easier this gets for all of us and I'm hoping Era will see and learn from it. Hopefully we will stop seeing things like this sooner rather than later.This is being site wide
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Thread What's a popular character you dislike?
Don't just driveby with your responses. We have a rule for low effort list threads. Try and add a bit commentary to your posts. *eyes the lock button* I'm not a huge fan of Cortana in Halo. I actually quite like her as a quippy AI in CE and even 2. From there I feel the relationship with Chief sort of took her out of the fun AI personality and being given this awful damsel in distress thing situation with some of my least favourite levels just plummeted my opinion of this character.
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Thread Control is such an awesome, incredible game. Did you give it a chance? Do you plan to?
One of my favourite games of 2019 for sure. I have some gripes with it but overall it was fantastic. I'm hoping for a expac with more cool things. My biggest disappoint is actually only getting to it after our . It would have been great if I had played the games and had the time to mull it over so I can asking my random questions I guess.
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Thread Summary of February 2020 meeting between the Black Community & ResetEra Staff and an update on our Community Relations team
Beyond the moderation tools we already have in place to assist us in identifying members, we will be trying to be more familiar with our communities in general. We primarily use a member's post history however another useful aspect is when other members notify staff through reports or the contact form.If we have any reason to believe the member is black, they won't be banned for it.This is something we are acutely aware of as well. Certainly one group does not speak for all of the others and we will be reaching out to more of our communities going forward. Different minorities will have different issues and feelings from Era but we also do not want to take on more than we can handle at any one time. There may be some intersections of issues that might be addressed and improved across the board (such as increase in ban length or swifter escalation towards permanent bans) but none of that diminishes the need to reach out to the other communities when we are able. If anyone feels like there are issues missed or concerns still to address our doors are open. While the meeting is over we are still listening.
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Thread Man, Witcher 3 graphics got dated fast
Someone post the Witcher 3 on a potato PC video. That was truly glorious. I find art direction to be more important than graphics a lot of the times. My brain sort of fills in the gaps if it likes what it sees. Also, the starting areas of tw3 are a bit bland compared to some of the later areas.
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Thread Black Desert Online free to own until March 2nd on steam
Much like with a lot of MMOs, the beginning is not a good demonstration of what the combat has to offer. This is probably way more so in BDO where combat is such a huge focus and where the story/initial grind is more or less a slog. They really pushed for rapid leveling so players could build other characters up faster but this in turn made trying to engage it as a new player far less enjoyable imo. Especially when you out level the main story content in minutes just by trying to complete a kill 15 enemy quest but have another 2 in the same area. Doubly annoying when things like inventory space upgrades are tied into the main story rewards. In terms of PvE, it is much more about managing resources and dodging attacks (unless you grossly out gear/level the area). Some characters are easier with this than others. Outside of world bosses, most enemies you can fight reasonable well with skill and decent gear. One thing you might enjoy would be to link up with others in the thread to try some casual pvp, see what works, what doesn't.I thought it was really unique and should have been expanded upon way more. I'd say that actually managing the nodes though, without a value pack is really trash.
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Thread Black Desert Online free to own until March 2nd on steam
You can create characters until you run out of character slots (buy more via cash shop tickets or during promo events with In game currency). Once you're in the game world you can enter character editor but you either need to use a character edit ticket or have a value pack active to "apply" the changes. You can save changes to "save slots". Value Packs are pretty common in the in game market but are also hotly contested. It is has been a while since I played but I think there were some changes to the market to make pre-ordering value packs possible. Maybe can chime in. The game also awards value packs sometimes. Log in bonuses, events etc.
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Thread Black Desert Online free to own until March 2nd on steam
I played this game for ages. Almost every complaint I had heard about it is valid, but I still managed to have a lot of fun with just power leveling my characters and seeing what each class plays like. I never got far into PvP. The latest barbarian class with axe/shield looks pretty cool. I almost want to give it a quick power grind. The character creator is fun. The best part of about the value pack (subscription) for me, is not the exp bonus, carry weight or storage bonus but the free access to character editor and dye rental. Some screens. Don't mind my character names.
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Thread Favorite type of chocolate?
I like all sorts but my limits for each is different and the type does not necessarily mean I am ok with all chocolates of its kind. Like, dark chocolate 80% and 95% are pretty different, even when eating the same brand. I think if I had to pick one I would go with dark. I can have a little bit and be satisfied and I can indulge in a fair bit more before I say "Ok, I've had enough sweets... for now." I think milk chocolate is a close runner up just because it is "safe" as others said. White can be too sweet and I have less of the white chocolates before I've had my fill, however when you really want some white chocolate nothing else is good enough but I can sort of be satisfied if I eat milk/dark when I want the other. I get cravings for different ones.
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Thread Epic Seven (Mobile/Mobage) |OT| 1.25% better than Dragalia Lost's Rates!
I'm thinking if I don't get Cerise I might work on my ML cats and then move to some 3*. I think some 3* might be able to get some versatility in my teams and I can get away with at least having higher CP standby heroes for guild boss nonsense. I'm thinking my 6* list will be. Cerise ( with my limited bm), General Purgy, Ass Cat Then I'm lookin at 3*s. I guess I should start with the spec changed heroes first huh? Rikoris, Fluri, Wanda being the main ones but I'm considering Axe God, Roozid. Maybe the green warrior that got a recent spec change. Haven't looked at her kit yet. I already have changed Hazel, Carrot and Lorina but I'm not sure I have much room for them. I've swapped from Hazel to Tam for Golem so Are there any other interesting 3*? I see some Mirsa that hit very hard. I have Celeste who I think looks really cool. Kiria is still a poison machine but hardly needs 6*ing for that. Eaton? Kikirat? Hurado? Phyllis?
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Thread I think the best thing about Soulsborne community is that there's never elitism.
Yeah I agree which is why I say some of it is more like banter. The best part about the MH response is that it is fundamentally one of the core prioritization rules. It is why the phrase some times get a second follow up "in that order". Essentially it over simplifies everything into learning to dodge first then adding attacks in. Git gud unfortunately doesn't even give the bare minimum of this imo but in terms of usage they are similar.
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Thread I think the best thing about Soulsborne community is that there's never elitism.
The git gud stuff was always fun casually as a bit of silly banter but useless when used as a serious response or advice. It is a bit like a trolling way of saying "practice to get better" which is usually a given, so those asking for help are looking for additional tips.
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Thread Games with a street-level feel to them
Shadowrun Dragonfall and Shadowrun Hong Kong. Shadowrunners are basically criminal mercenaries. While you aren't always doing criminal things most of the time it is shady stuff that cannot be done in light of the law. In Dragonfall in particular it felt pretty good as the game begins with a mission gone horribly wrong followed by the remnants of the Shadowrun team trying to pull resources to get out of the pinch they are in. Missions often involve retrieving items from large megacorp buildings before escaping back onto the streets.
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Thread Sleeper Hits hits to play?
I really enjoyed Attack on Titan 2. It took a bit to get use to controls and I haven't played the expansion but the base game with the 3dm gear chasing down titans was a lot of fun. The simulation of being part of the same class but an unnamed figure is interesting, I enjoyed it though understand many didn't. I think it lets you enjoy the same story from a slightly different perspective. CrossCodes as someone else mentioned is also fantastic.
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Thread Arknights |OT| Somebody call a doctor, I think tower defense is still alive!
I got Ifrit going for Skadi and using the event's shop I power leveled her to e1 50... I happened to have the mats for leveling her skill too other than grinding one stage for the lv4 skill up, then it was straight to lv7. 200 def strip lol. I have her sniping big bob and he barely makes it out of the line of fire and even then the burning usually finishes him. Are the skins going to cost 15 shinies again? Holy shit that is expensive for cosmectics. I was expecting 5 or 6. Do you have a link or pics?
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Thread Arknights |OT| Somebody call a doctor, I think tower defense is still alive!
I read a good goal is to get your E1s to skill 4 as skill 4 and 7 give big jumps and skill 4 is not too difficult to achieve. The event stages drop some common skill materials too. Some skills/characters are probably more useful than others, use your best judgement. If you haven't raised a push/pull character you might want to do that and get their skill to 4 so they can shift better. What roles to work on is a bit tricky. Depends what you want to do I guess. I'm grinding events and power leveling characters that will be useful in LMD and Exp grinding later. So dp generation and arts dmg is a huge one for me.
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Thread Earned Emotional Resonance in Games (Open Spoilers for Multiple Games)
I was pretty invested in Gravity Rush series so the ending of GR2 was incredible for me. In the final chapters of GR2 it really felt like they were drawing in everything and bringing in all the key players. There is a lot of here that I felt were pretty good in either hype or sadness such as controlling Raven to defend the city in Kat's absence or regaining control of Kat, arriving to the fight to see Raven and Yunica defeated. Seeing Kat enraged was new too. The way the final chapters just cut through Kat's allies, some of them seemingly permanently sacrificing themselves to help her was amazing given that these are the people that Kat's precious. These are the people who hold her together and support her. Then at the epilogue it was somewhat crushing. The epilogue was amazing as well with how devastated the people who knew were and how despite the world moving on it felt so much emptier without Kat around. The irony of Raven being heralded as the city's saviour as she was seen fighting at the beginning and now has a bunch of fan girls at the academy, all the things Raven doesn't care for but Kat would have loved.
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Thread Mechanically/gameplay wise only, which are you favorite bosses *outside of* DMC/NG/GoW/Platinum/SotC/From games?
Monster Hunter series. I'm just here to toot the MH horn. You can pick pretty much most flagships in their respective games and it will be a great fight but MH in general feels very good in the game's mechanics and designs. -All monsters have various states such as exhausted, enraged etc. -All monsters have various abilities that can be huge roars, tremors, wind pressure or typical status effects like poison, paralysis, sleep etc. -Monsters' behaviour and attacks have tells. These cues are not just visual but clear audio cues are something many game fail to deliver. -The hunt/process is about preparing for a tough boss. Knowing what to bring to the fight, when to be aggressive and when to retreat. -The best moments in MH is often when things go horribly wrong or horribly right. -You feel the progress even though there are no character levels, only gear upgrades. -Visual indicators of fight progress, broken parts, severed tails, smashed faces, drooling, change of colour, limping, etc. -Monster body parts have different weakness/resistance to DMG types such as blunt/blade/bullets. Aim your weapons but also consider which tool you want to bring to break parts or synergize with team mates. -Monster resistance build up. Apply stun? It'll take more effort to stun a second time and more again a third etc. -Palicoes are great. I haven't even got to the mechanics of the weapons or armor skills to mess with monsters yet. One of my favourites recently I think is Teostra and Lunastra in MHW. They look intimidating as fuck and have auras of fire that make them hard to approach. They are quick, have a lot of different moves and the sense of danger escalating as the monsters become more and more engulfed in flames is magnificent. Teo's supernova is outright horrifying when it catches you in a bad place. Luna's flame gusts... well, yeah, fuck that move. You prepare to fight them and you are always wary of these attacks which will cart you real quick if caught in it.
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Thread Chinese WHO Rep.: Quarantining 11 million people city "new to science" “We cannot at this stage say it will or it will not work.”
I know a lot of people are using pop culture and movies as reference but please be considerate and realise this is not a zombie flick. This is a densely populated city linked with many other super cities in and out of China. The virus is sars-like, people are dying and rightfully worried.Quarantine is not new. The scale, ease of transport and timing with the Lunar New Year is what makes this so difficult. The nature of the virus is also what makes it urgent.
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Thread Control. Does this game get better?
I really enjoyed my time with Control. It was less about the gunplay but more about the frantic, low key superhero game it turns out to be and fantastic designs. I say frantic because that is how the combat often plays out for me. Constant destruction of environments, objects flying abouts and constantly running/dodging/jumping and later levitating. The way the game's mechanics are setup to encourage movement rather than staying in once place like a cover shooter makes it feel great once you get into the rhythm of things. I see you mention the boss avoiding the thrown object, you can't just spam the powers and expect results. Almost all enemies have some action that leaves them vulnerable. I do wish there were more activities beyond combat and very, very light puzzles but overall the game is really unique. Some of the powers feel great and I'd love to see more of it.
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Thread Do you take note of what others buy?
I do this pretty regular. Not for the same reasons though, I couldn't careless about what other people's lives are up to but sometimes it reminds me of things I missed or if they have something in bulk it might be on sale. Sometimes they may be trying a different brand from the one I use and I might strike up a casual conversation about it. A glance at items seems a bit different from what you're talking about though I guess. Like, if I see someone load up on tp I might take a walk back through the to aisle to see if it is on sale unless I know I already have a healthy stock at home.
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Thread LTTP: Halo: Reach - wait a second, this isn't a Call of Duty clone.
Yeah, the battle of Reach was lost very quickly despite being a major fight and one of the strongest worlds/defenses humanity had. The way was really one sided and that was part of the message with Reach. There is a book that explains things a lot better, in great details etc. It gives a lot more background to characters such as Halsey and Cortana, Keys etc. In a lot of ways Reach felt like a tribute or fan service game.Really cool character. One of my favourites from Noble Team.There are certain encounters that are really difficult in Legendary, even in Heroic they can be pretty tough. The thing with Legendary is how easily you die. It comes down to and then prioritizing your targets. You also need to be able to execute them of course. As an example if you're about to fight two elites, stickying one then plasma pistol overcharge and headshot follow up the other will quickly resolve that encounter. The best difficulty imo is Heroic with some skulls on. Not all skulls, but a few makes the game a bit more challenging without the crazy one shots every two steps. It allows for reckless plays while being tougher than regular heroic. The worst time I had with Legendary was Halo 2 I think. I just remember flying bugs and snipers being huge assholes to deal with. They were tough in other games but fuck nothing felt similar to some of the Halo 2 sniper nests. That said, Legendary feels like a cake walk after LASO runs.
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Thread [Polygon] Ubisoft remakes editorial team to give games greater individuality
I wish them luck, I do enjoy a lot of Ubisoft IP. I'm interested in seeing what they do with For Honor in particular other than adding new classes. I wonder if they are considering a sequel or spiritual successor type thing with the combat system. Also... A great time to reboot Prince of Persia. I'll take a short comic story finish for 2008 so we can see complete freedom and creative flex on another reboot.
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Thread Epic Seven (Mobile/Mobage) |OT| 1.25% better than Dragalia Lost's Rates!
The higher up I climbed the less I enjoyed it. I'm not entirely sure what I expected from gacha pvp where of course there is gear gates and lucksack OP heroes. Really I'd have no idea how to fix it given we just bounce from one annoying meta to the next.
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Thread If you could live in a video game, what game would it be?
Yeah, I agree that there is some ethical issues in Pokemon to be sure. And honestly if living in that world it would probably be an area of be interested in pursuing. In some ways this is more of a reason to take it than Animal Crossing. In AC, as much as I love the games they are all very much a hide away and relax type of game. If it was constant and permanent I'm not sure what I would do. When it is just purely relaxing and fun with then occasional grumpy villager it feels without any sort of goal or aim. Other than the excitement and despair of turnip prices I'm not sure what else there is. Meeting animals, collecting things, making friends. Minigames. I think in Pokemon at least the people are more than the AC animal archetypes. They have lives, friends, etc. It is far from a perfect world but that is what makes it more interesting.
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Thread If you could live in a video game, what game would it be?
Definitely Pokemon. Sure, it has its own share of danger but the convenience and wonder are above all I think. The fact most humans can befriend some Pokemon even if not a trainer is a huge plus. People think Animal Crossing is good but I ask you how you would feel after living with the animals for some time with their limited personalities and... Neediness. Good luck chopping trees and digging out stumps like that. Enjoy those peaceful night time strolls with sudden tarantulas. Spending a full day fishing or digging or bug catching to win a trophy for your house and some other collectibles. All of this sounds fun but short lived. Even pushing furniture around the home looks tedious. Not to mention odd storage system.
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Thread Ever get hit by Ebrietas in Bloodborne and think 'that's bullshit'?
I've certainly been hit by that quite a few times and felt it was "off" but I ended up dodging a different direction and it was somewhat fine. I still think it is a great boss and fight in general. There are some worse offenders for From's hitboxes or in games in general. I still have nightmares about G-Rank Plesioth hip checks.
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Thread Games you had no idea what to do in as a kid
Most fighting games such as fatal fury and street fighter. I didn't know how to do specials and only used normals which was fine most of the time but seeing others or CPU do cool stuff meant I button mashed to try and rub the dpad just right to throw a fireball. The only specials I worked out were purely by accident and were charge specials.
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Thread King of Fighters All Star (Mobile) |OT| Here Comes a New Gacha
If you need room in KoFEra feel free to kick me. I had to change phones and haven't reinstalled the game despite enjoying it a lot. It was such a huge time sink I'm thinking I might just not re-install. >.<
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Thread Epic Seven (Mobile/Mobage) |OT| 1.25% better than Dragalia Lost's Rates!
This is probably my favourite side story in the game. I did also really enjoy the Guilty Gear crossover and I'm still missing some side stories as I started late but I don't think this has been topped yet. Not even the events in episode 2 come close though I do like the friendly banter between the main characters of episode 2 as well. Regarding the part in your spoiler tag.
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Thread At some point, we have made character customization so powerful, it mimics reality.
I use to be a huge fan of deep character creators. Now it is more about body types and hair styles because I've given up hope with skin colouration as well as my ability to use the sliders to make something decent. For skin colour it is especially irritating when you go for a skin colour and come out an odd shade due to lighting or you look like a fish out of water in the game when that isn't the intention. Also, nothing is worse than making a character you like the appearance of only to be left with awful armour options. (Monster Hunter, looking a