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@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.


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#2141 mx-01 archon

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Posted 05 May 2020 - 01:54 PM

This was posted to reddit a few days ago (wish I could credit the source, but with how fast reddit moves, I can't find it):

 

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The sudden shock of that scene hit me just as hard as it did Cloud.  The cinematic framing in this game is brilliant.



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Posted 05 May 2020 - 02:06 PM

They'll still need to hit some of the same story beats or else it might as well not even be FF7. But I do look forward to seeing what kind of liberties are taken. I think I said earlier that if it was a 1-1 remake, it probably wouldn't keep my interest past episode 2. I could just go back and play the original.

Basically, they would need to hit certain beats. They visit Kalm, Gold Saucer, Costa del Sol, Neibelheim, Wutai.

But specifics can change: relations with the Turks, Aerith's death, Tifa not calling out Clouds story at Kalm. Heck, I want to see what's going on with Zack!

So yeah, overall I'm totally down with how things are going.

Psst...with a new PS4, definitely check out Horizon Zero Dawn and Last of Us.

There is no way Wutai isn't happening. They basically hammered that nail down good in this one, with them being name dropped all the time. Its just too important of a location now, vs the wholly optional one it was in the original.

 

Also, one thing I just remembered, becuase it seems like such a nothing scene, is that Shinra Trooper that recognizes cloud, first near the start of the game and later in the Shinra building raid. He even goes to fetch help for Cloud after one of his "flashbacks". That feels like its got to be leading to something, and maybe that will tie into Zack's story?


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Posted 05 May 2020 - 02:09 PM

Oof! I knew he must've been having a flashforward. And given what happens to Aerith, it's not hard to guess. But whether it went too fast or what, I just didn't catch the framing. Wow!

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Oh yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if Wutai has an even bigger role this time given how much it's already been discussed. Hopefully Yuffie (and Vincent for that matter) will be mandatory characters instead of the hidden status they had before.

I wasn't quite sure what the endgame is they were aiming for with the troop that recognized Cloud. But something to do with Zack is a very definite possibility.

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#2144 mx-01 archon

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Posted 05 May 2020 - 02:14 PM

 

They'll still need to hit some of the same story beats or else it might as well not even be FF7. But I do look forward to seeing what kind of liberties are taken. I think I said earlier that if it was a 1-1 remake, it probably wouldn't keep my interest past episode 2. I could just go back and play the original.

Basically, they would need to hit certain beats. They visit Kalm, Gold Saucer, Costa del Sol, Neibelheim, Wutai.

But specifics can change: relations with the Turks, Aerith's death, Tifa not calling out Clouds story at Kalm. Heck, I want to see what's going on with Zack!

So yeah, overall I'm totally down with how things are going.

Psst...with a new PS4, definitely check out Horizon Zero Dawn and Last of Us.

There is no way Wutai isn't happening. They basically hammered that nail down good in this one, with them being name dropped all the time. Its just too important of a location now, vs the wholly optional one it was in the original.

I can definitely see them using Remake's framing to help correct some of the disjointed narrative pacing of the original.  Dear friend was just murdered in cold blood?  Sounds like the perfect time to visit a ski resort and shred some powder!


Edited by mx-01 archon, 05 May 2020 - 02:15 PM.


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Posted 05 May 2020 - 03:09 PM

Well they've already made Cloud, Tifa, and Barrett's characters more... stable and less.. schizophrenic. 



#2146 mx-01 archon

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Posted 05 May 2020 - 04:33 PM

I wasn't quite sure what the endgame is they were aiming for with the troop that recognized Cloud. But something to do with Zack is a very definite possibility.


I think that ties into the elements of the Compilation that they're further integrating into the main narrative itself.  Other bits of this include the idea that Barret's Avalanche group was only a small cell of a larger, more militarized organization (detailed in the Before Crisis mobile phone game, previously).

 

In this case, the nameless Shinra soldier and his commanding officer were characters in Crisis Core, who Cloud trained with/under when he joined the army.

 

It'll be interesting to see where that plotline goes.  I wonder if it will supplement/replace the bits in the original game where there's random groups of Shinra soldiers that you sort of befriend, or at least gain some rapport with (eg: the marching squad in Junon, that you later meet as the crew of the submarine you hijack and can choose to spare).
 



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Posted 08 May 2020 - 11:19 PM

Took me 72 hours to finish the game. This was doing every subquest and getting 99% of everything in the game you could the first time around.

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Posted 09 May 2020 - 12:35 AM

Is that your first run through, or your Platinum trophy?  Because that's a helluva long time if it's the former, but quite fast if the latter.

 

My first run through story mode was ~53 hours.  That included doing all the available quests, backtracking around quite a bit in Chapter 6 trying to find my way to that damned Elemental Materia (my blind ass missed the damned ladder near the end that leads you back there, so I walked up and down the zone 3-4 times trying to figure out what I missed), generally slow-walking and sight-seeing my way through most of the town zones (less so in combat zones), and taking the most inefficient route to finishing off all my Intel Reports by the end of Chapter 14 (so no mastering the Revive Materia with the post-game 3x AP bonus).  I'm not sure how the game logs time when it comes to fight retries, as there may be an unlogged hour or two there from the damned Hell House fight, and the Reno + Rude one.  Pretty sure it logged all the time I wasted failing to best Jules for those damned pull-ups, however...

 

But most of the Platinums being shown off on Reddit show 80-90 hours logged, so you're a bit under the curve of latter option.



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Posted 09 May 2020 - 11:55 AM

That was first time through. I definitely took my time And there were times I had to let it sit there because of work related calls or whatever. I'm guessing that probably tacked on a few extra hours but not 20.

I have all the Battle Intel's complete except for the materia one, which I think was 9 out of 12 at the end of it all.

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Posted 09 May 2020 - 02:10 PM

Mastering the magic materia was Battle Intel 19 of 20.  You still have one more to do after that as well, the final Summon fight.



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Posted 09 May 2020 - 07:12 PM

Yeah, I meant I had to master three more magic types. Revive had the AP Master Materia linked to it, but was still taking forever.

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Posted 09 May 2020 - 10:48 PM

Yup, that Revive materia is a massive AP hog.  I just did the Corneo Cup 3-man fight repeatedly for about an hour or so, with the AP Up attached, which earned about 50 AP per match (100 for Revive).  In the process of getting that done, I maxed out practically every other piece of materia I had, aside from the even more AP thirsty HP/MP/Magic/Luck Up and Elemental ones.

 

Oh well, it's moot now.  Since you've completed the main game, you get that sweet, sweet 3x AP multiplier, so that should be trivial to finish up.

 

Supposedly the quickest AP earnings in post-game is to just clear out the garage area of Shinra tower repeatedly.  Just keep resetting the chapter every time you make it to the building lobby.

 

 

With how much grinding I had done in Chapter 14, I won't need to do that for too long.  My characters were also level 42 at the end of that chapter, and level 45 by game completion, so that'll be a relatively quick trophy to claim as well.

 

Haven't made any real progress towards my Plat since beating the game, though.  Felt out I should knock out a bit more of my gaming backlog first before going back to that.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:25 AM

I started Final Fantasy XV (Royal edition) for the first time yesterday.  Only got the first 3 hunts done so far, but not sure I'm liking the battle system.



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:59 AM

It took me a while to get used to the battle system. And I certainly can't deny the tendency for camera screw. But it is something you get used to over time. Wait mode helps a lot.

 

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:45 AM

I will say that I did enjoy that as a level 2 I was able to kill multiple level 12 enemies



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:37 AM

It's been theorized (and I find credible) that they knew the battle system wasn't as solid as they hoped and so to compensate they made it possible to spam healing and gave you a second chance carbuncle.

I really should say, I absolutely love and adore XV. But I'm not sure how biased I am. It is how I kept my sanity while passing a stone.
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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:56 AM

For me its more getting used to the fact that I have to hold the button down for combos as opposed to multiple pressed which im used to.  That and my annoyingly bad aim at warping LOL



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 09:41 PM

Anyone planning on getting the Crystal Chronicles remake in August?

I'm thinking of trying the free Lite edition on Switch at first.

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 08:41 AM

It's been theorized (and I find credible) that they knew the battle system wasn't as solid as they hoped and so to compensate they made it possible to spam healing and gave you a second chance carbuncle.

I really should say, I absolutely love and adore XV. But I'm not sure how biased I am. It is how I kept my sanity while passing a stone.

XV is both a lot of fun and really frustrating. Like, the story is both enthralling and yet really basic at times. The extra episodes are fun, yet i wish they were IN the game and not simple seperate doc. Some characters have depth, while others are lacking.

 

And the Summons. I hate the randomised 'we'll happen when we want to', you've no idea who you'll get (though Ramuh seems to turn up most often). Instory, the divine beings intervening when they want makes sense, but its a frustrating mechanic.

 

Yet i do enjoy the game very much.

 

And fir all the complaints online about Cindy, i think she's funny and sexy. A little OTT? Sure, but i like it.


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 08:28 PM

I beat the Remake a few days ago. Cannot wait for part 2.
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