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Tediz64

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  • Birthday 07/31/1991

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    Learning. As long as it's interesting i won't ever turn down learning something. (Been using this site since at least 2010 but finally decided to join because of Fire Emblem Fates)

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  1. I appreciate all the feedback everyone who has posted. I'm gonna spend some time thinking about it all. Where I stand at now is that I still don't think the mechanics are fun. I didn't like some of the concepts they used such as hoshido weapons adding a layer of buffs/debuffs while the nohrian counter parts didn't. The way reclassing didn't reset level (like awakening) meaning I had go plan out at what time to class change to get certain skills, the limited funds on Conquest, the fact that weapons had penalties like the silver ones inflicting -2 to your damage stat and skill, the rate of recovery from debuffs and so forth. The list goes on and on. I just felt the game had too many layers. I could do it. It just wasn't fun doing it. If I had to use a metaphor to describe the feeling or an analogy, it was like back in school when my math teacher told me to solve a problem and I already had the answer in my head but she wanted me to "show my work " and write it all out and take a half a piece of paper. I just always felt that was tedious and unnecessary. I could go into more details but I'm multitasking so I can't type up more. Still, I greatly appreciate the feedback. I'm just trying to see the appeal but it seems to fly over my head. I liked the mechanics and simplicity of Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn and heck, even Sacred Stones. I hope more people can keep posting so I can hear more examples.
  2. So I have a question and hope people can help me grasp the angle or perspective fans of Fates are using. Why do I see people praise Fates for gameplay mechanics (not including map designs) saying its better when it sometimes gets posed as a question of when it is better than Awakening or other FEs. I don't understand the population saying Fates had better gameplay and was more balanced. But I want to understand how or why they think that. I actually thought it was the most flawed in mechanics since I saw it as being complex without any meaning behind it being intricate.
  3. If you are already indifferent towards it then I suppose my point probably didn't come across regardless had I worded it better. Which I'll clarify in a sec And this is the the direction I was hoping the conversation would go in. Discussing why the story isn't changing and we keep doing the same routine but I'll add more in a sec I should have added that I'm not advocating for the removal of those features. But to put more of an emphasis on why do we keep giving Nintendo our money when they keep throwing at us the same formula over and over again when we could ask for more than that. So now I'll try to actually clarify where I was going. When I approached the discussion from the pov regarding inclusion and who it leaves out I guess it was interpreted as me saying this should be removed and it should go back to it's default but that isn't what I meant. I meant to say or drive home we should be holding them more accountable to give us more options to play as other than just a child with the same old story board. So I read a book on economics and how in the relationship between the consumers and producers, it is the consumer who actually has control of the prices and can dictate what sells and what gets shelved. If we (collectively as a community) don't buy or pay them for continuing to give us the exact same quality of a product many aren't happy with, they'd have no choice but to either do better or drop this idea and move onto the next. The fact that each pokemon titles sells and makes them loads of money is why they can keep doing the same thing without thinking of changing it up. I'd really like to go further but then the discussion will reach deeper into the realm of business production and how consumers communicate with those who create content. I just feel like we could ask for more, and should be able to get it. But it's cause all of us aren't on the same page or we don't all push at the right time that they are gonna keep doing the same thing over and over. As long as this gen4 remake gives them enough money to break even on sales (or earn profit), they'll never understand that this isn't accepted by all of the community. But at the same time, the people who do buy the game don't understand how powerful their dollar is and how they can use it as a vote or means of communication to the company. We should demand more. And the company needs to listen, but we consumers need to work together and get synchronized. I think I've probably made myself more clear but I'm sure this is also pretty off topic so I'll stop there. To summarize, I wasn't advocating for the removal of customization. I meant that we could demand more and actually get what we want, but not until all consumers withhold their money and send them a message that the same crappy product they keep making is going to make us happy anymore.
  4. I just wanted to ask you three since you all seem to like character customization and feel it is a must in the series, are you children? I don't mean to make that sound condescending by the way so I hope you don't interpret it like that. Because if you are self inserting into a 10 year old child that is a bit of an issue. Pokemon stopped being inclusive since like 2005. Some of the original fans who started liking it as a kid have long since grown up. Some are even in their 30s or 40s! I doubt it'd be an exaggeration to say that there probably exist more than 10,000,000 fans who are adults yet pokemon is still marketed to children. We all take granted that this game hasn't had an actual improvement to its story board in over 25 years and it relies on us having knowledge of video games worlds to get by (as the player I mean). How is a child supposed to know how to read a map so they can get to locations without getting lost? How is a child supposed to know to care for life forms when they have barely any, if at all, knowledge of biology? We still have to start a journey as a child with no experience in the world and simply ignore that? This game is flawed on many levels. But I don't want to derail this conversation and go into all the details. I just wanted to point out the one important detail loads of people seem to leave out. This game is made for children. We play as a child character. Pokemon has been going over 25 years with some of its fan actually having children of their own who picked up the franchise. This game was never meant to be inclusive. Them adding skin tones and customization was just a business maneuver to prevent them from being criticized. If anything the game should have fire emblem awakening's opening as a story board. We wake up with amnesia and meet a kind professor who helps us get started on traveling the world. Then we could maybe have an immersive story.. We can wake up as a humanoid shape shadow and can then customize ourselves later or early on to get the ball rolling. This whole playing as a kid and leaving home (and in some games leaving right after we just moved in lol) is stupid. They have to get out of that mold. It is holding them back. I'm not a child anymore and so are millions of fans. Awakening had 3 molds (one kinda looked child like, while one was very adult and large like). But I think I've said enough. I'm sure y'all get the point. TL;DR this game is not inclusive and never will be. As a business they know how to use smoke and mirrors to keep taking your money.
  5. Tediz64

    Pokemon Unite

    I just started playing this game and have to say, I'm fairly content. I played LoL and a few other Moba(s) style video games but seeing a pokemon skin was actually quite refreshing. It was like when I saw Fire Emblem copy and paste Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo. Fun game play and even better lore/story I can get behind since it is a game universe I like. So onto my main point for creating this thread. I'm looking to play with others on teams (and if you want to join a discord so we can real time talk to better sync up even better.) I want to add people to my team and aim for the top or best. Anybody in? Also if you don't want to chat or are shy, then I hope you don't mind if we can still discord and I can just talk outloud to help coordinate in real time.
  6. I'm gonna chime in here and say that what really needs to be discussed is price tag. If they are simply porting over a game without too many alterations they (Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony) need to chill the f*** out with that price tag of $60. Like seriously, Skyward Sword was just put out ten years ago and plenty of people still can access that. The only convenience of porting it to the Switch did for me (and countless others) was make it so I don't have to get behind my TV and rewire the console I currently am playing. Take for example the bundle pack of Ninja Gaiden on that contains 3 games for the price of $45. That is like 15 a piece. Even the Mario 3D Stars was reasonable. Sometimes it is a hit or miss just only looking at that price tag for me. Also look at this Mario Party collection they advertised. Again, some people do have access while others don't, but to slap that price tag on it even if you never experienced a Mario Party, $60 just for a rumored 5 boards and handful of old minigames. Why? You aren't even creating anything new. The programming and software already exists and all you are doing is porting. I'm not a programmer so I don't know much about game development but I know I can at least say that the basic foundation for the game is already made, simply reconfiguring it shouldn't justify that price. If I were to use an analogy, that's like the difference between installing a new engine in an old car compared to building the car from scratch just to get a new engine. Now onto if they do re-haul the game and add features and so forth. Then I think price tag is okay. But it can't be a Pokemon Black/White then Black2/White2 kinda situation. I'm talking sapphire/ruby to omega/alpha re-do kinda situation. Those weren't just remastered. They were re done from the ground up. Regarding the OP's subject, I have to say I'm scared of seeing what they are going to do in the future. I use to want a diamond pearl remake but not anymore. I dislike what happened. And I also wanted fire emblem 6 thru 10 ported over to the Switch but not done differently. If they got too cocky and tried to change it I can't imagine what horrors they do to Sacred Stones or Path of Radiance. I love those games exactly how they are and don't want too many modifications (Except the weight/strength system they use to factor in attack speed with heavy weapons. I want Blazing Sword and Sacred Stones to copy what PoR & Radiant Dawn did. Use strength instead of constitution. Amelia got way too penalized and Tana as well.)
  7. I didn't know it had other uses (or meanings). Can you give an example? So I can see how else it used I never saw this word until just a few years ago and I have to say, the same meaning RainbowMoon has of it (or at least their understanding of it) is the only one I know. Look at the snip below for a better more articulated definition of how the word is used and what it symbolizes. That snip below is the only interpretation of it I ever knew. All in all, I might not have as strong as feelings as moon, but I do think that word and husbando are nothing more than insults to the characters themselves. When people deflect and say they are just joking, they really aren't, or at least I don't think so.
  8. I hate the word God. I mean this academically. Not as in I hate religion. Like I wish we had a separate word or at least a name we could use for divine or celestial beings. When we say God/goddess we could imply any divine being or immortal from Greek or Norse mythology or refer to any of the beings worshipped in Shintoism (since kami translated is God in English) or even incompass ones from other religions. Further more, God is the name of one specific divine being in one religion. So it could be used as a vague umbrella word or as a name for one specifically. That has always vexed me. I'm in favor of giving God a name (the one from Christianity, catholicism, and all the other branches within that religion since I can't begin to name them all). Others have names so why not him? Zeus is a God with a name. Morrigan is a goddess. We have loads of them with names but not the one from the religion that makes up a huge population of world. I think Buddha is a God but I'm like pretty sure that isn't accurate. I also dislike profanity to a great extent but I don't mind if others around me use it. A few other people in this thread have dropped a few words I dislike. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one.
  9. As far as gaming goes, let's see 1) Finish Tales of Zesteria. I couldn't get past the scene in the forest where you get the wind seraphim. I just got tired of the game and all it's stupid mechanics. Our titles need to be leveled up, our monster book has a star system, our equipment has a leveling system, our arte usage has a leveling system, our equipment has a synthesis feature with attributes added, and so much more. I got tired of the game with its many gimmicks. I got 40+ hours in and I can't remember the story cause I'm over here juggling tasks like finding points of interest for skits. And I thought tales of xillia was bad 2) start Tales of Beseria (I think that is how it is spelled. The one with a vampire supposedly) 3) Finish Tales of Vesperia and finally meet the ninja girl who is popular for I dunno what reason 4) get the new game in March being dropped from the Story of Seasons franchise 5) also get the new game in March from the Rune Factory franchise 6) maybe play Bravely Default 2 (since I already did one with Tiz and Edea) And that's about it....I can't think of any other games I'm especially looking out for. Maybe do another run of Dragon Crown if I'm bored. I couldn't tell if it was official or not but word is Dragon Age 4 is confirmed. And a new Tales of Arise is anticipated. I know this is a bit off topic, but does anyone think the ps5 or new X worth the money drop?
  10. I want to take this opportunity to promote MAL (my anime list) website. It is aggregate site with info compiled from hundreds of animes and manga with info on producers, studios, voice actors, and hosts a section for reviews, forums, and more. They also partnered with two business (crunchyroll being one of them) so they even have videos provided for a limited amount of anime making them official and not just another pirated site. The biggest feature I love is that fact that after you create an account, you can manage multiple lists. You can have a "plan to watch", "on-hold", "completed", and more. This lets you keep track of what you've seen, what episode you left off on, rate the anime and review if you want. It is one of the best official sites that supports the industry and helps you create a catalog of all the animes you want. Plus the sites search feature can be used to narrow down searches however you want. Based off year, studio, genre, voice actors, and more so that you can find something to watch. I think that should about cover it. Now I'm done with the shameless advertisement lol. Now as far as recommendations go....well if you had an account there I could share with you my list and show you hundreds of anime. I saw you listed one or Key's anime that also was a favorite of mine, Clannad. Great visual novel. Have you tried Kanon or Angel Beats!--? Those were great tear-jerkers im sure you'd love. A good idol anime I'd recommend would be Idol Masters or Love Live. Just in case you didn't hear (since I saw you mentioned it) Slime got the green light and has season two in production. Also Death March should definitely be added to your read list. The anime is great but I dunno about you, I am not patient and can't wait for season 2 and when I started reading it man was the story awesome. Satou really helps his side cast grow so much more in the manga and light novel. Lulu and Arisa are portrayed much more differently as the manga progresses. I saw Fairy Tail's named dropped but didn't read if you seen it in this forum. If not, it's also a pretty good fuzzy feeling anime with the occasional hint that Natsu x Lucy might have feelings for each other. If however, you can overcome that super annoying mascot character ironically named Happy. The fans go all out creating fan fics of Levy x Gajeel and also Gray x Juvia. There are loads of people active in the community on MAL. You can really have good discussions and gain new insight or perspectives into animes there. I highly recommend going there.
  11. I can't believe they are gonna release two heavy games so close. Xseed what are you thinking? You are gonna sabotage the sales of one of your games. Releasing a Rune Factory and a Story of Seasons so close to each other next year. Both of those life simulators take time to enjoy and you are making them release too close. How am I supposed to decide where to farm....T~T
  12. I sent a request. It should be from Leo King on Discord
  13. I can totally empathize with this sentiment. Like what was the point of them telling me how I should feel. I never understood that. I notice this is in various games where we get a silent protagonist (that is supposed to simulate self inserting). Some games pull it off well and could refine it just a little but others need to reevaluate if they should even do it in the first place. Like Dragon Age 2 with it's evolving system did a good job on paper. I mean the more you select certain responses, the more that character's personality solidifies so you could get a Hawke who actually had the tone and sounded aggressive and violent plus get the options in dialogue to make threats or somehow end up with a witty, clever, and sarcastic Hawke who makes jokes all the time. Take that system and tweak it a little and I'd have to say it could guide us down a path in gaming where we get actual good self insert avatars. Of course it'd need some balancing since we wouldn't want a game where you can be rewarded/punished for having a certain personality. Like Fable...as much as I liked doing the occasional play thru being a douche and bad guy, I didnt like my guy growing horns and having flies move near my head. Plus the screaming villagers is funny but it quickly turns into a disadvantage. (I also didn't like the random applause and praise when I was a good guy since they stand in my way. I could be at a shop and all of sudden I got a crowd clapping) Games i was overall displeased with. Super Mario Sunshine: all im gonna say is --damn you blue coins. Damn you to hell Tales of Zesteria: i hate all the mechanics they experimented with. Like we have a proficiency bar or star rating for our monster encyclopedia, for all our equipment, our titles, our attacks, and we have to synthesize, plus fill up other journals such as miss-able scenes from points of interest, item collections. It just goes on and on. I wasn't even worried about gameplay or story because I was being weighed down by all the stuff they throw at you. I dunno why but it felt like a really bloated game with sloppy design. And the character's weren't that super appealing. Just so-and-so Pokken: it was a waste of my money. I regret buying it. It wasn't even that good of a fighting game and the constant switching from field phase to duel phase was nauseating. Like they couldn't decide if they wanted a side scrolling fighter game or a more open battle field with different gimmicks. I could name more but I don't wanna make my post any longer
  14. I would like to ask if abbody would be willing to trade me a few mons carrying some items I want. The items im requesting are Destiny Knot and the 6 power bands (HP, atk, def, s-atk, s-def, and spd) I know it's alot to ask for since they cost 70 BP (in all, 10 each), but I'd greatly appreciate it. (The below paragraphs is me ranting and going into what happened so you can skip it if you want) So when the game first dropped i had fun and carried my team all the way post-game. But it only lasted till like half of December. I benched the game after I had done everything I wanted too. I told myself I'd probably pick it up again after all the DLC dropped but I knew I had a long wait ahead of me. Fast forward to now and I decided to pick it up again but kinda wanted to start fresh (since all the wild area mons were auto leveled to 60 for post-game including in the DLC) But I didn't want to lost my dex progress or the items I had. So I got Pokemon home and even paid the 3 dollars for a month. I transferred all my pc pokemon over to it AND made sure I had some holding the important items. Only to find out that they automatically put my hold items in my bag and didn't tell me since Home doesn't allow them. I checked the switch shop's info page on the Home description and even looked again at the info for the premium service and no where does it state that. So now im stuck in a position where I can't breed my 31 iv mons despite have a max rolled ditto because I lost my items which are locked to post game. Suffice to say I feel sad and frustrated. I could use my old mons but I prefer when they belong to me (as the original trainer) cause some don't listen to me since I don't have enough badges. So in short, i'd greatly appreciate anybody who could help me. I'd owe you a favor (and will endeavor to return the kindness in some way) A part me wonders if it was worth starting over. Yeah the wild area pokemon aren't at 60 in the DLC which makes exploring it a little easier and it is fun to add those to my team and raise them as I go along. But im sad I lost all my money (forgot what it was like to be poor again), all my outfits (it slipped my mind I'd go back to being dressed blandly), and lost access to my almost maxed out curry dex (that hurt me alot. All the experimenting I did and what it took to get all those ingredients plus make 3 rounds of each one for the small spoon size and the big stuff plate size) I don't think it was worth it sometimes
  15. Hey, wondering if you still need help? I wouldn't mind doing some trades. Which version do you have?
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