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Xeoman

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Posted on 07-16-17 08:53 AM, in New to the board? Introduce yourself here! Link
Welcome legacym3! How did you find us?
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Posted on 07-16-17 09:44 PM, in New to the board? Introduce yourself here! Link
Any friend of Elara's is a friend of mine.

Maybe you can spread the word!? Hehe. We're a quiet and cozy place here. Hope you enjoy it.
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Posted on 07-16-17 09:47 PM, in Your internet birthplace? Link
Vizzed is one of the oldest still standing AB's out there for sure. I was an admin as well back in the early 2000's. Seems like anyone that's dipped into the AB world has probably been there at one point. My place has been around almost as long, but it's been through several restarts and incarnations. Was tough running boards as a teen back in the day with no money...

I only regular one other forum (racketboy) outside of here nowadays, but that's about it for me. Not that I favor the social media takeover. It's a little disappointing forums have kind of fallen down the sidelines and internet culture in general is a different world from the 2000's.
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Posted on 07-16-17 09:48 PM, in Is your weather drunk? Link
Hitting those 100's lately.

I'm so thankful to have a better Honda Civic that has working AC this year! Went about 3 years with a BLACK Civic that had no AC... I don't know how I did it. Also thankful that my new apartment AC is being pushed to the limits and doing good. Nice and cool in here.
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Posted on 07-16-17 11:37 PM, in Currently playing? Link
I loved FF12, but I got stalled somewhere back when it first came out and never finished it. It's the only main line FF I still need to finish! (not including Lightning Returns here... yuck). The Zodiac Age looks amazing, I'm excited to get around to it sometime this year I hope. The only issue I had with FF12 is that you'd sometimes go like 10 hours in between story, but with the fast forward feature in this the grind might not be nearly as bad.

I've also become a way bigger fan of Hitoshi Sakimoto over the years since it first came out. So I'll probably like the music even more a second time through.

I'm currently raging at Drakengard 3's final boss, which is an 8 minute rhythm game you have to do perfectly. WTF Yoko Taro.
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Posted on 07-16-17 11:40 PM, in Your internet birthplace? Link
We're still around and not really going anywhere. XG could use some new blood though, like you! Hehe. A lot of people have moved on and whatnot, which is fine. But yeah I'd love to see some more regulars around here again.

I even saw Vizzed in a Kotaku article a few months ago... because they had to remove roms or something I think.
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Posted on 07-17-17 12:46 AM, in Currently playing? Link
Yeah I'm not even going to touch Andromeda and I say that as a huge fan of the trilogy...

FF12 still looks amazing even back on the PS2, it was really impressive and I loved how lived in and alive the towns looked, it seemed like one of the earliest games that had such busy looking cities and stuff.

That's great to hear the fast forward thing is easy to use and efficient, since I had the same troubles with the game originally myself. I remember that desert area with the huge towers a bit early on taking like 3 some hours or something, haha... should be a breeze with this option now.

The one thing FF12 has over everything that's come after it is the Gambit system. It's embarrassing how 13 and 15 just stripped away a ton of customization and deeper RPG elements like that. That's only scratching the surface of the problems I have with those games though, so yeah... FF12 will probably feel even better going back to it now because it does a lot of things better than new stuff coming out today.

I was iffy on FF10 back in the day, but playing the HD remaster made me fall in love with it practically and turn a new leaf. On one hand a lot of it was "Wow we just don't get JRPG's like this at all anymore", but on the other hand I thought it just held up incredibly well.

Overall my favorites are FF4-FF7. I could talk FF for days. lol
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Posted on 07-17-17 12:51 AM, in Your internet birthplace? Link
That rings a bell, Nintendo doesn't mess around with that stuff.. since they want to legally sell their own roms.

You'll probably notice some people like Cyro Xero and whatnot were here at some point. It surprises me that a handful of veterans like him are still active over there, not that I have any hard feelings about it at all, but I tend to think a lot of these people just quit AB's entirely and then notice a handful of them just decided to stay loyal to another place. Strange surprises sometimes.
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Posted on 07-17-17 02:29 PM, in Currently playing? Link
Even Giant Bomb made some trolling videos of Andromeda, when they normally don't do that. It's embarrassing that it's gotten numerous patches for the face animations, haha. I might pick it up someday in a bargain bin, but yeah definitely way more games I'd rather play first.

I guess I'll do a little breakdown here:

FF15 - Honestly had a blast for the first 20-30 hours or so, until I hit Chapter 8. The main characters were pretty likeable and I like how Japanese devs do simpler open worlds, less clutter. That said it doesn't excuse how boring and repetitive the side missions were. From Chapter 8 and on the story nosedived so hard it was insane. I thought Ardyn was a horrible villain too. The back half was so bad it kind of ruined the entire thing for me. I tried forcing myself to do some post game stuff, but then realized I wanted no more of this game. The combat is one button, you can only control one character, there's basically zero depth with the level up / skill system, the random summons and magic system sucked, and I hated how the RPG elements were basically boiled down to being able to equip 2-3 accessories. It's such a paper thin game underneath those pretty graphics (to which I didn't find that impressive actually, was kind of shocked. Sure it looks great, but wasn't mindblowing like the others at the time). I was also disappointed by the music, it was fine in game, but outside of it... I haven't thought about it once.

FF13 - I can defend this game a bit but it's still a strong love/hate. The bad is that the characters are horrendous and the story is so up its own ass it's crazy. There is no defending the 20-30 hour "tutorial" too. That said, it was a gorgeous looking game, the music is incredible, and once the gameplay unlocked I actually had tons of fun with it. Did a lot of post end game stuff in this one actually, unlike FF15. I hated Hope so much that I went with Vanille instead for Debuffs, I had fun with a Lightning, Vanille, and Fang party.

FF13-2 - legit amazing in my book though. Noel and Serah were very likeable, it leaned even heavier into the sci-fi which I loved, Caius was a good main villain, the time travel stuff was convoluted but fun, and the gameplay is open from the start! I had a blast, also the final boss fight was incredible.

Lightning Returns - Couldn't finish it. Time limit mechanic locking you out from world events and quests, Lightning and Hope are unbearable, and sure the combat system seemed neat but I like having a "party" and thought the gameplay in the first two was better. The OST is still stellar. I might try to go back to it someday on easy to just breeze through it, but yeah...

FF12 - Loved it but as mentioned, going hours and hours in between story was kind of a bummer. Excited to give it another shot with the HD remaster and maybe finish it this time.

FF10 - Loved it a second time through with the HD remaster liked mentioned above. One of Uematsu's best scores. Amazing atmosphere and world. ATB combat perfection. Seymour is still kind of weak, but oh well.

FF10-2 - Couldn't beat this one either because of how scripted events were. You could easily miss job classes and key items for an entire playthrough. So much backtracking and a weird mission based structure. It seemed fine gameplay wise and I didn't mind the goofier tone, but the structure of the game was not to my liking.

FF9 - I don't know, haha. I 100%'d this one back in the day, even got all the cards. But I never think much of it nowadays. Only played it once though so I want to revisit it again someday.

FF8 - Also 100%'d this back in the day and I standby with my fond memories of it, really cool world, some good characters, weird story, awesome music, etc. But I have failed to replay this game 3 times by now. Not sure if I can do it again. The Junction, drawing, GF summoning systems are not very fun going back to them. So the gameplay kind of holds me back now, but I still think of it very positively.

FF7 - Perfection, even though I can tear up the characters and some bad writing/story bits, it's definitely flawed... but the vibe is so damn amazing with its gritty mesh of sci-fi and magic. Love the Materia system too. I've beaten this one four times I think. It's so just freaking fun and simple.

FF6 - Love it, but I do feel like the more I replay it the less I like the second half with the WoR portion. The pacing seems to come to a halt and it's just odd. Maybe too depressing too, haha. Very easy game... next time I play it I want to prevent anyone who doesn't use magic from learning magic, so it might be a challenge. I've lost track of how many times I've replayed it, haha.

FF5 - Hated it for about 10 years because the PSX Anthology translation is very bad, but I gave the GBA version a shot a few years ago and suddenly the game clicked. To the point that I think ExDeath is my favorite FF villain. Sure Kefka and others wanted to rule the world and some succeeded, but ExDeath? He wanted to destroy the universe and end existence itself, taking himself along with it. That's insane. The pacing is amazing in the second half and feels like a race against ExDeath to get the ancient weapons or whatever it was. The job system will lend itself well to replays. Some really challenging bosses and fights at times too. FF5 is perfection in the gameplay department. And has one of the most emotional scenes in the series to me.

FF4 - This one is... perfection. The characters are a bit dated and one note, but I feel like the pacing is perfect and it's such a finely crafted game. Very difficult too, especially the Chronicles version. This one has my favorite boss theme in the franchise and my favorite final dungeon. I've beaten all SNES, GBA, PSX, and PSP versions. I can't get enough!

FF3 - Played an NES rom since I don't like the 3D look of the DS remake. It's a pure dungeon crawler and tough as nails. The final dungeon took me 10 hours to finish, because the final dungeon is basically 5 dungeons in one. You have to get through a dungeon to get to the final dungeon, which was made up of like 3 massive areas, then the classic crystal fortress / darkness dungeon at the end. Felt like a God beating this.

FF2 - Beat the PSP release. Not bad but nothing special.

FF1 - Beat the PSX/GBA releases, pretty fun simple stuff and only about 10 hours long. I can't really get into the NES originals of this or FF2 though.

FFT - Beat it twice, most love this one... but I'm not a huge fan. The story seems to fall apart later on. I like the Tactics Ogre games more.

Phew.
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Posted on 07-17-17 09:56 PM, in Currently playing? Link
Haha yeah that is scary how aligned our opinions are on this series here and there.

I also played pre patch Chapter 13, don't even get me started... almost rage quit.

I like how FF13-2 wasn't super long either. I could see myself replaying that one someday.

I was really hopeful about FF15 because it supposedly had a lot of the key staff who handled the PSX games. I was so excited to see the FF13 key staff weren't attached, but wow was I disappointed. It finally just hit me that Square Enix will never, ever truly be Square Soft to me. Nothing they've ever done will be quite like FF10 or FF12 again. So I hate to say I'm not very optimistic about the FF7 Remake at all, not to mention he episodic format sounds really lame. FF15 just kind of finally finished off all faith I had left in Square Enix.

Did you ever play Lost Odyssey? It feels like a lost PSX era Final Fantasy to me, even moreso than FF10. It was Mistwalker, lot of ex Square staff, Sakaguchi, and Uematsu... it literally is Final Fantasy in everything but name. I loved it, though it had a few random difficulty spikes that were super annoying.
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Posted on 07-18-17 07:46 PM, in Layout Thread Link
Think you're missing a closing tag or something.
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Posted on 07-20-17 07:59 PM, in Chester Bennington has taken his own life. Link
Linkin Park was my jr high... damn. Very sad.
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Posted on 07-20-17 08:00 PM, in What Are You Watching? Link
You should dip into KDrama Rogue...
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Posted on 07-22-17 09:35 AM, in Who's Sick? Link
Surgery went well. Yesterday was a nightmare but I got through. Feels like black charcoal in my nose today, it's a lot of maintenance. It'll be very hard to get any good sleep for the next few nights too since I have to be very elevated and lay on my back basically, so I only got a few hours last night.

But yeah, even with a bloody scabbed up nose with bandages I have to put in front of it, I can already tell a huge difference with my breathing. My weird TMJ issues on one of my sides seems like it may have been eliminated too. This is just day 2 so I can't wait to keep seeing the positives...

Sadly the procedure was a bit more expensive than I hoped, but not entirely surprising. I need to talk to the hospital Monday and get more details on the bill, I'm not sure if it's a big inclusive one or if I'm also going to expect more bills for the anesthesia and whatnot. I've only just now started hitting my deductible since this popped up. Which is the confusing thing, since if I hit my deductible with the doctor visits and other bills, I if this hospital bill will then change. I still have to cover 20% though. Luckily built up my savings the last two years, but right when I got it to a real comfy spot this happens haha..
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Posted on 07-22-17 10:05 AM, in Answer one, Ask one Link
Hate to be a bore but I have no idea, haha. Maybe someone else can answer that one too.

Have you ever regretted adding a mutual person on FB that you kind of wish wouldn't post on your wall or talk to you, since you were never really good friends in the first place? Awkward...
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Posted on 07-23-17 11:41 AM, in Answer one, Ask one Link
Kind of funny but I think outside of Disney movies, the Super Mario Bros show was probably the first cartoon I ever saw as a kid. I remember Captain Planet too (which I hated even then haha). But my first real big phase and love was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Then after that it was the infamous 90's Batman that still holds up today. Then it was Power Rangers, then DBZ...

Johnny Quest, Transformers, Beast Wars are a few good honorable mentions. I'm also glad I grew up when Looney Tunes and the classics were still on all the time and saw a lot of that, as well as Scooby Doo.

TMNT really holds a special place in my heart though. It's either that or Batman.

Do you still enjoy the Pixar CGI of today or miss 2D animated movies?
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Posted on 07-25-17 10:42 PM, in Currently playing? Link
Finally hitting up Ratchet & Clank (PS4)... wow, this game is incredible. I'm about halfway into it and my jaw was on the floor the entire time. Literally one of the best and coolest looking games I've ever seen, even compared to my high end PC stuff. I hope Insomniac still keeps this series going. Love it.
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Posted on 07-27-17 04:59 PM, in Who's Sick? Link
Recovery is going well... gonna get out tomorrow finally and get some groceries and stuff. It will be my last day on antibiotics too so that's good. Still binging games and shows haha.
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Posted on 07-29-17 10:12 AM, in Who's Sick? Link
I was having to blow my nose daily, often right when I woke up. Honestly I was under the illusion that it was either asthma or allergies and just is what it was. But it seemed odd that my allergies supposedly were getting worse and worse by the year for the last five years. My doctor said people can be born with a deviated septum and sometimes it may or may not become a problem in adulthood. I've also had all kinds of complications with weird inconsistent vision problems, TMJ, face pain and headaches, post nasal drip, etc that all seem related. Prior to the surgery after I was diagnosed I really paid attention to my breathing and it was eye opening, it was like air would go in my bad side but not actually down into my throat and lungs. So I guess I somehow just went all my life up to now on half a tank.

Fighting off congestion now which I hear is normal for about 2-4 weeks. And I hear within a month I should notice a major difference. I go back to see my doctor the week after next for the check up.

For the rest of this week and next I have to constantly use nasal sprays every 2-3 hours, which will be annoying next week at work. But oh well.

My wallet is crying... can't wait to hit that deductible. But even then my insurance will only cover 80%. Doesn't look catastrophic and I was able to build up my savings a lot this past year, but yeah I might be spending a few grand on this. Should be worth it though.
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