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  • My first party died from booing. Can you believe it?
    zwanzig_zwoelf
    zwanzig_zwoelf
    I figured, but it blocked my path to the rest of the floor. I just failed to escape the encounter (unlike others), so I got my ass kicked.
    Thac0
    Thac0
    Man there is so much bullshit in this game, it is amazing. I don't wanna spoil anything but whenever the game introduces a new unfair mechanic you will unlock a skill to deal with it 1-2 floors deeper. Cool game design.
    zwanzig_zwoelf
    zwanzig_zwoelf
    It's a cool game.
    one wrong move you'll be sleeping with the fishes
    Thac0
    Thac0
    Only anglo behaviour allowed on Christmas
    You know that guy, Charlemagne used as an excuse to exterminate german pagans in Germany, yeah it's his birthday now.
    Thac0
    Thac0
    Charlemagne is kinda based, he didn't understand that the Saxons were structured into different tribes, and used an attack from an unrelated tribes to commit warcrimes against other tribes as he said they broke a truce.
    Thac0
    Thac0
    I like @luis_cypher 's musings that Christianity has absorbed the Celtish and Germanic heroic myths and as such is the inheritor of the pagan spirit. Certainly fits the saint worship and all. But I need to spend more time thinkng about that one day.
    rusty_shackleford
    rusty_shackleford
    Celts killing g*rmoids, nothing wrong here.
    Etrian Odyssey Untold 1 is on sale. Worth it or nah?
    Thac0
    Thac0
    Stella Glow is shit (not my taste). The tactical combat is very easy, slow and braindead. Often it is just enough to circle the enemies with your troops and spam basic attacks with sluggish animations. Worst srpg I ever played.
    It has good music and a neat story, also some decent characters, but bad combat is a cardinal sin in an srpg.
    Also you have to rub the clothes off a bunch of lolis in a bonding minigame.
    Thac0
    Thac0
    So a clear no for Stella Glow (although I think Malamert would like it for the fanservice) and a clear yes for Radiant Historia.
    Anonymous Wife Scholar
    Anonymous Wife Scholar
    Remember when the expulsion of Germans post WW2 was the biggest ethnic displacement in history but no one gives a shit?
    Humbaba
    Humbaba
    3 million in czechia alone! That was 1/3 of their population.
    ㅤㅤㅤ
    Of course he remembers it but you are wrong about nobody giving a shit. He, Morgoth and Burning Bridges get together and masturbate over it weekly. There may be a finger in the bum or two.
    Thac0
    Thac0
    Well just like when the Whites were thrown out of Africa the subsequent nonwhite countries collapsed into near irrelevance and suffering for a few decades, which is still ongoing today. So I think Karma took care of that already.
    Playing Risen 1. This game is so good. Why on earth it got no recognition? it is a shame man. Where were the cocksucking media when we need them?
    Thac0
    Thac0
    Risen 1 falls off harder than most games, because the scavenger hunt for the crystal gears is genuinly retarded. Still, it is much closer to the quality of Gothic 1,2 and Elex than to Piranha Bytes dark age.
    Ryzer
    I checked Risen 2-3's credits and Risen 1's just to establish a comparison and I didn't see a difference. It was almost the same staff making it. They tried something different and it ultimately failed.
    Tacgnol
    Tacgnol
    I think with Risen 2/3 they were trying to be more mainstream. Irony being the further they deviated from the Gothic formula the worse the mainstream reviews actually became.

    They seem to have somewhat taken that lesson to heart with Elex, though that still makes quite a few allowances for "modern" design.
    Goodnight sweet prince.
    Thac0
    Thac0
    I never planned to go forever. I roamed the net far and wide, and most places are even more shit than this one. But I needed a bit of a break, social media and even its tamer cousin, the forum, are so extremely addicting to me. If I don't take heed I become a rusty_shackleford
    Ryzer
    Compared to all other forums, this is the best site. During your time wandering in the limbo, I've been playing Elex. I liked it so far despite the jankiness. I'm only eager to Elex 2 and so are you I presume?
    Thac0
    Thac0
    Definitly. It took me a bit to warm up to Piranha Bytes jank, but now I love it.
    I didn't game too much in my absence, mostly read a bunch of stuff. Kant's critique of reason, Pynchons Gravitys Rainbow and The Sandman by Gaiman. Also I really want to be done with that so I can read this French comic Lagole Gon introduced me to Black Moon Chronicles.
    t. Herr Piefke von Piefkeland
    Ryzer
    Always look forward to the north, never go/look to the south...
    Heroic Liberator
    Heroic Liberator
    Northerners, northerners everywhere! :disgusting:
    Thac0
    Thac0
    Northerners have genetic admixture from Viking raids here, Easteners have a lot from taking Slavic refugees after Wolgadeutsche were thrown out of the UDSSR. Apart from that Germany is fairly homogenic, but the Bavarians down south were historically a different tribe than the Saxons up north, unified with them in their hatred for Magyars.
    A couple UI elements were concealed in the last screenshot. This is what happens when you actually have an external weapon and point in stealth. https://i.imgur.com/vC2Z8fP.png
    Thac0
    Thac0
    Right side looks a lot better in full UI. The two weapon buttons are almost symmetrical now aswell.
    What still needs work is the health, stamina, xp bar and event log. The boxes those are in clash really badly with the underlying boxes in the brownish main panel texture, and at the top even clip above it, giving the whole thing an unfinished look.
    Please play a Druid in Solasta. The flaws the game had at release are all still there, but there's something weirdly satisfying in summoning two dire wolves and then turning into a bear to join them in battle.
    Grauken
    Grauken
    you're a cryptofurry, right?
    NJClaw
    NJClaw
    Listen, I just want to eat old necromancers. It's not a crime
    Thac0
    Thac0
    If I replay it once day I will definitly field druids, the Druid spell list is my favourite spell list in 5e.
    I played a Green Mage on my first run, summoning dire wolves and entangling foes is highly satisfying.
    Lol just got wiped by Matador. Guess you’re supposed to be a bit higher than level 7.
    Thac0
    Thac0
    ... what game are you talking about ...
    dacencora
    SMT V.
    how's persona without the heart: vvaifu
    Thac0
    Thac0
    Really really digging it for now. Got killed a few times already, and while the difficulty lowers now that I am kitted out with media and a few other nasty skills, it does not seem to fall off as hard as SMT IV (yet).
    Work be cursed that I am only able to play it much on the weekends.
    Thac0
    Thac0
    Also: Persona without the heart means Persona without dating underaged girls
    Taking a break to play some SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI FIVEU
    Anonymous Wife Scholar
    Anonymous Wife Scholar
    Thank you Thac0 !! Good strong friend !! I will await ! Extra Wifes Maniax version !! I will! You are a good strong friend ! !! You are!
    Which version of which Final Fantasy would be an ideal entry point for someone that loved Dragon Quest 1?
    Thac0
    Thac0
    1 released the same time as DQ III, and has some of the same charm, but not being able to change class during the game cuts down on the flavor.

    3 is much more advanced than 1, but there is not really a good version of it as the SNES version never got a proper port, and it introduces some JRPG tropes and streamlining which DQ III does not have.
    Thac0
    Thac0
    5 is more normal JRPG than 1 and 3, but it has the best multi classing ever invented in JRPGs, and the default for tactical games to this day. As it is very easy in all versions version differences do not matter, unless you play difficulty mods.
    dacencora
    OK cool! Thanks!
    Base Attack Bonus !! It is true !! It is! You are a good !!
    Anonymous Wife Scholar
    Anonymous Wife Scholar
    Thank you NJClaw !! Good strong friend !! You are Based Attack Bonus ! !! You are! You are a good strong friend !!
    Thac0
    Thac0
    Thank you Wife Scholar !!
    If I ever get banned I will return as BAB.
    Anonymous Wife Scholar
    Anonymous Wife Scholar
    You are welcome !! You are! I do love you !! I do! Do not worry ! it is okay ! because BAB is based system !! It is! It is better ! than Multiply 3 Effort Difficulty Numanuma nonsense !! It is! You are a good strong friend !!
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