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@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?


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#1 Xellos

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:29 PM

Gonna keep a list of friend codes and names of us who play the game, hopefully to help some new people out:
 
Xellos: NA - Miku - 089,222,366
              JP - Miku - 330,757,329


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Well, looks like Fate/Grand order, the only mobile game that has consistently gained my time, attention, and sometimes money, is being released this summer in English.
 
https://mobile.twitt...322170025603072
 
Looks like you cannot transfer a Japanese account to the new server though.  As of now, it is still a possibility of having an English patch for the Japanese like Granblue Saga, so hopefully that will be the case.
 
I'll likely make a new account for the story aspects (I have way too many good things in my Japanese account to abandon it and start over).  In fact, it will be really nice to see the story, as I generally skip or fast forward through them, since there is no way for me to really tell what is happening in a visual novel...  And it will be really nice to be able to know what each skill is and not have to constantly look at the wiki for it.
 
Warning: Gameplay description that may or may not be hard to follow coming.  Read at your own risk:
Gameplay is really nice, most servant classes have a rock/paper/scissors relationship with others, and you get to choose a party of 6 to go to battle (one of which is a guest servant you pick from another player, which is an awesome crutch for most of the game), with the last 3 being one reserve in case one of the front ones dies.  Each servant has 5 "cards" that are either Quick (low power, but extra hits and crit generation for the next turn), Arts (medium power, but charges the Noble Phantasm (NP), the super attack for each character), and Buster (high attack, low everything else), and when you take a turn, it shuffles the 15 cards from the 3 characters, shows you 5 of them, and you choose 3 to attack.  The nice thing is that it is all turn based, so there is no need to rush anything, which is perfect for a mobile game.  There are also skills each character has that can be used before you attack, and the NP can also be used to attack if the gauge is full. 
Bad description of good gameplay over:
 
There is also the Gatcha system for getting new servants...  Really low percentage to get 4 or 5 star characters, but they are so worth it.  Unlike some other ftp games, you can't raise the rarity of the servants, only later can raise their level cap by using special very limited items.  You get the Saint Quarts or tickets needed to summon new characters through logins, playing the story, events, or by using real money.  It actually has a pretty good rate of giving them out, so it is actually not hard to be a FTP player (I started Jan '16 and only started buying a bit in Sept, trying in vain to get a limited character).
 
I lucked out by getting my favorite character, Saber Alter (a 4 star), at the beginning of the game, then got a limited 5 star during the event that was going on (Saber Wars), then got the next limited 5 Star character (Saber Nero Bride), then nothing for a while...  I did not have a 5 star for all 7 of the main classes until this past January.  Though every month or two they have an event (or now event reruns) where you can easily acquire a free 4 star character who is usually pretty decent (or really damn good, like Kuro from the Fate/Prisma Illya collab event).
 
My only problem with the game (aside from not being able to read anything, which will be rectified in the summer), is that I find some of the voice acting to be pretty terrible (yeah, personal preference, but can get really annoying).  Granted, the story segments are not voiced, only the battle lines, when the characters are Ascended (level cap break), and some lines in your "room."  It is the battle one that can get pretty grating for me  (Saber Nero Bride is one of the prime examples).  I can overlook most of it because it is FTP and the gameplay is fun, and expect them to do the lazy/cheap thing and not have a dub (like Fate/Extella for the PS4), but damn, some of the voices are just...
 
Anywho, to sum it up, pretty good mobile game, keeps my attention, and will finally be able to read the story for it.  And if you want to play it now japanese, will likely need the wiki...
http://fategrandorde...and_Order_Wikia
 


Edited by Xellos, Yesterday, 07:39 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:31 PM

Well, I'm interested.

 

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:34 PM

I'm not sure if I want to try considering that I'll probably get pretty far on the JP version by the time this starts, but translations for all the story material would be appreciated.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:05 AM

I'm interested.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:37 AM

Some more info on the release:

http://www.animenews...-canada/.114901

 

Looks like they are possibly keeping the app and UI upgrades, but only starting with 2 chapters...  If they have chapter 2 before they nerfed it, it should be... interesting.  I started right after chapter 4 came out, but I have heard the horror stories, especially when there will be few level 90 supports to help us through.

 

Unless I get Saber Alter very early, I doubt I am gonna spend a whole lot of time on it, too much invested in the Japanese version, but considering it is still the only mobile game I constantly play, who knows. 


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 01:47 PM


Well this is sooner than expected.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 03:07 PM

Neat!



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:49 AM

Yep, gonna be rerolling much of the day then.  I'll likely post some of my good-but-not-good-enough-for-me rolls her for others to take.

 

Only thing that sucks is that I think it will be real close to a event in the original version.   Let's see how my attention span is....


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:59 AM

Is the rerolling going to end up with dead servers for a few days like in the Japanese version?

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 09:19 AM

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...Still gonna keep trying until I get something going decent.   Just remember, 5star servants have a 1% drop rate...  And 4star ones aren't common either.   Getting a decent 4star will likely be fine for a long time.

 

Edit: They also announced that the anime F/GO First Order (an alternate telling of the "tutorial" first stage of the game) is having the dub premiere at Anime Expo.  Looking forward to the BD release, but damn, Aniplex prices...


Edited by Xellos, 12 June 2017 - 06:51 PM.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:40 AM

4-star of choice confirmed!

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:32 PM

Excellent, the updated starter set.  I initially did many hours over 2-3 days in order to get a 4-star at the beginning (Saint Martha), and super lucked out by the Saber Wars event happening at the time, and I rolled Saber Alter as well.

 

I hope they have the updated UI to go along with it as well.

 

Now, deciding which to choose is hard.... Heracles will eventually save you many a later-game fight, and can probably rush you through early game, but Saint Martha is so tanky as well...

 

Not much longer to go.  And not much longer for Epic of Remnant: Argatha in the Japanese release, too.


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:17 AM

Seems it's started already, but they haven't actually told anybody how they'll get the 4-star they chose.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:57 AM

It will be a code at a later date, it seems...

Got up early for work to try it out, damn, that first slow tutorial battle is torture...

Skipped the cutscenes (can reread them later), got Heracles on my free pull. Figured I was gonna reroll anyways, and gonna rush to the end to unlock the possibility of saber alter... so did a 10 pull for the he'll of it, got nothing good, so figured I would waste the rest of the quartz... got a 5 star Waver (El Malloi II), one of the best supports. Now I am torn on rerolling.

Edited by Xellos, 26 June 2017 - 02:58 AM.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 03:01 AM

Get Siegfried and Stheno for comedy value. And make videos.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:19 AM

I was looking forward to playing it yesterday, but it still wasn't up before I went to bed. Now it's up but I'm stuck at work. :(

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:29 PM

Whelp, lots of stuff going on, have been able to play both versions, and reroll a ton, but haven't been able to keep up or post any spare rerolls.

 

Aside from some bad translations *cough* Altria *cough* (and aside from my dislike of some of the voices), it is pretty good.  I ended up keeping my Waver/Heracles from my first pull (prolly 60+ rerolls, never saw him again, saw others multiple times). 

 

3 10-pulls on story after Fuyuki, still no Saber Alter.  Did do 1 10-pull on Gilgamesh, and now one of the biggest a-holes in the Nasuverse is on my team.  Great character to have though. 

 

I still have not finished anything besides Fuyuki yet, though, as I am still committed to getting Saber Alter, and best chance is when there are not as many new additions to the story gatcha.

 

I do have a couple Jeanne rerolls and a single Vlad reroll left over if anyone wants one though.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 05:00 AM

I was going after Saber Alter as well, but got Altera instead. That's good enough for me to keep.

Who did you use your free 4-star pick on?

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:16 PM

It was either Stheno or Elizabeth, and since there will be no more gold Lancers til Scathatch or when London comes out, I picked Elizabeth.  Stheno is okay, but only real great use is during Camelot.

 

About 20 minutes ago, I tried again for Saber Alter, and Altera popped up.  Still shocked at 3 5-stars in just over 2 weeks, what took me 3 months to get on the Japanese server.

 

Just hope my luck returns when Jeanne Alter shows up.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:27 PM

I've only gotten 5-stars on one of the four 10-pulls I've done (Altera came with a Kaleidoscope). I'm running out of Saint Quartz, though. Any suggestions on how to farm it more efficiently?





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