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  1. I used to play Tekken with my cousin on his PS2 quite a few years ago. I think it was either 4 or 5 because it had Christie in it - who might be a bit unpopular, but was still one of the main motivations for me to try out capoeira... shame I had to stop thanks to the lockdown. Well anyways, after my cousin sold his console I hadn't really played any fighting game, save for a round or two of newer Tekken titles at parties. I never really liked Mortal Kombat, but I've played a few rounds just to be able to say "yes, I've tried it, but I don't like it". It's just... it's just needlessly brutal and gorey for me. Last christmas - as I moved back home until I finish my studies since there are only online classes anyways - we bought a ps4 with my siblings, and the first game we bought for it was Tekken 7. It was such a nice wave of nostalgia, even though two of my favourites are not in the game (Raven, Christie). I haven't really played much after the semester started, but I'll probably pick it up for a round or two again when I host a party or something. After the virus ends, of course. The last few days I was thinking about buying Granblue Fantasy Versus, but I can't justify spending $60 on it with my country's currency being at an almost all time low, and not much time to play anyways. Maybe in the summer.... So yeah, while I do have a little experience with fighting games, and I do like playing them from time to time with my siblings or friends, I never really play online or try to get more serious about it, and playing offline solo is not really fun enough to buy more and more of them. Even at my best I'm quite bad at games (in general, that's why I always leaned more towards story-focused, turned based games - or straight out reading a book), and online play doesn't really attract me anyways, so I mostly just play them as a social thing with friends.
  2. I mean, as someone who is not really into new games anymore (Rayman 2 is more than enough when I actually feel like playing something) - and isn't really looking forward to any game, I had 0 expectations. I was like: "Hmm, maybe we get something nice" Well yes, we did. Kena still looks promising, it might be the first game in years I feel like I want to try - even before release. Also, Sifu looked interesting, but I have yet to see if it's interesting enough to actually play. However, even though I had 0 expectations, this presentation still managed to disappoint me. Well, yes, Kena and Sifu looked good, but what's up with that FF7R? Like, are they really pulling a "future episodes only available on PS5, sorry no sorry"? Because if this DLC stuff won't release on PS4, it sure feels that way. I have no reason to think episode 2 will not be a PS5 exclsive now. And that's just stupid and shitty. Not that I've ever finished the first episode, but I can only imagine how cheated people would feel who actually waited for this game - or worse yet, who bought a PS4 just for the reason to play FF7R. I mean, good lesson not to buy a console for a single game, but still, it just feels wrong. We'll see how SE reacts if enough people voice their opinion about this.
  3. Yeah, I didn't know how many characters have been added. The more there is, the worse my chances are. While yes, it's not worth getting them to +10, it's just something that I'd like to do. Sacred Stones means so much to me, and I just wish I could match my +10 Eirika with +10 merged Innes, Tana and of course - my favourite of them, and one of my most favourite characters in gaming: Ephraim just feels sad. The fact that they are not really useful in non-PvE modes and yet they are so rare doesn't help...
  4. I have to admit, it isn't as bad as I originally thought it would be. Still, this doesn't mean I like this system. The thing is, that 3% rate to get one of the, say, 20 characters is so low, it doesn't make merging any easier for F2P players. Say, I wanted to get Ephraim +10 since launch, and yet I've only managed to get 2 copies so far. Even though I pulled on banners for him every time he was a focus. I also wanted to +10 regular Lucina. So far, I haven't managed to get a single copy of her. I even got two copies of her bunny alt, and yet I can't seem to pull her regular self. I even debated getting FEH pass just for her, but the thing is, as I can't possibly +10 her, there is no point buying her. I still think demoting them to 3-4* would've been a better idea. I'm tired of getting Abel or Roderick every time I summon on blue. Maybe make better units like Hector and Brave Lucina 4* special, and demote units like Ephraim and Karel. I don't see how having them demoted would make merging them up hard. I never actively pulled for any of my current +10s, and I never had a problem +10ing my favourites who are available in the 3-4* pool. That being said, I already got Ishtar and Dorcas, so that was nice at least. The only thing I really like about the system is that pity rate isn't broken when you pull one of the 4* specials. Other than that, it didn't really helped me in terms of summoning, so for me it wouldn't have made a real difference if they never implemented this system...
  5. I think it has more to do with Dimitri being the legendary version and Edelgard being the brave version (which is more common than her legendary one, and could be picked up for free). If it was brave Dimitri vs. brave Edelgard than I guess the hate would probably go for both of them. Also, some people still couldn't let go of their love/hate of Edelgard, so there is that as well. On the one hand I can 100% understand people not wanting brave Edelgard to be given out for free, when this is the only chance to get a more rare unit for free - be it a legendary, mythic or seasonal. On the other hand, brave Edelgard is one of the strongest unit in the game currently, probably even more useful than her legendary alt. Well, for PvE anyways. So yeah, I don't think she necessarily deserves the hate. For me, I don't want either of them to win - I have both anyways, and I don't really use either. I would like to get Freyja. I know she won't win, but I'll support her as long as possible.
  6. Welcome, do make yourself at home! I wish I could say I'm a big fan of Final Fantasy, but I have only played a few of the titles. And so far my favourite is the XIII trilogy, so yeah, my opinion is pretty invalid anyways If I may ask, which FF title would you consider to be closest to your heart? They do have some things in common, but for me they were very different types of games. FF Tactics, in a sense, was a bit complicated after FE, so I had a real hard time to get used to it - which is why I never finished the game, despite it being seriously awesome. But yeah, both are technically strategy/tactical-rpgs, so there are similarities. Just a fair warning, don't expect it to be a Final Fantasy themed Fire Emblem game. Depending on the player, this is either a positive or a negative thing.
  7. Makes sense, now that I think about it Joshua was a free character even though him being pretty popular. Yeah, series-wide Lex is definitely not that popular, but for some reason I thought he was more popular than Azelle or Annand, so it was surprising to see him being the 4*.
  8. Woke up, no Fernand GHB or Tatiana (though I'd like her to be TT reward to be honest), day ruined. No, but seriously, I didn't think Lex would be a demote. Isn't he quite popular, or is my mind playing tricks on me? I like Annand the most out of them, but I'll probably not spend orbs on the banner. Not only because I'm real low on them, but also because I don't see a reason why I should. Maybe if Annand was the 4* I'd try to +10 her, but this way it's just meh. The artworks are all pretty good though. I like Díthorba's lance and Annand's clothes.
  9. Fair enough, but imagine everyone doing this. Maybe it's not actually as broken as I thought of it at first. But I'm sure if it were to become reality I would have my fair share of problems working a way around it.
  10. Counter skills (distant, close, foils, wards), although I fing it highly unlikely as they are pretty strong Fury for the memes and Valter (so for the memes in the end) Solo skills I also wish we could get some tier4 skills as seals in the near future - it would freshen up the game a bit I think. What I don‘t want to see are Lull skills - magine someone running Lull Atk/Def on slot B, and Lull Spd/Res as seal. Getting all your buffs cleared and getting debuffs in all stats on top of it just sounds way too bothersome to deal with.
  11. Oh yeah, I didn't mean to come off as rude. I was just referring to how it's not necessarily easy for people to talk about religion, because it's a sensitive topic. I just added that to my thoughts to show that I understand why some people wouldn't want to talk about it. I've asked similar questions of a religious friend of mine before, there is nothing wrong with being curious. Quite the opposite, it's better to ask than to assume.
  12. I've bee playing (and failing at) Nioh 2 for the last month - yet I'm only at the third mission, but baby steps, am I right? Anyways, one thing that keeps me coming back to it even after I die for the 15th time against the same generic enemy is definitely this music. Bit of a story about the game and how I think about it in the spoiler tag.
  13. I believe I've never encountered anything paranormal in my life. My mother, aunt and sister believes in the existence of ghosts, so they often try and persuade me into thinking normal stuff was actually the work of some kind of supernatural being. Do I believe in ghosts? No, I don't. There is planty scary stuff that's real - fear of rejection, fear of being lost, fear of an economic crash that would lead you to have to live a worse life, fear of not being accepted, etc. Of course, I'm not afraid of all of these, just some examples that are real, and people can be afraid of. As for God, well... Religion is a sensitive topic. I used to attend a religious primary school. Even at that young age I wasn't into the idea of becoming religious. I do respect however everyone's belief, as long as it doesn't go against others. I've never encountered any God before. And unless I do, I'll probably stay an atheist.
  14. It's hard to imagine for me how it must feel like to know that there are people who won't accept you no matter what you do just because you simply want to be happy in your own body. It's hard to imagine, and it also makes me immensely sad. Why can't people just focus on themselves and leave alone those who does no harm to anyone? And seeing how my country's government does the exact same thing, or supports those that do (shredding this one book which reimagined old fairy-tales in a more inclusive manner and posting it on social media....), it feels as if here people are stuck in the dark middle ages. I just wish I could finish my studies and move out from here. This last year can't end soon enough. Thank You for sharing this. It really warmed my heart. Shows that there is still good out there in this world (no matter how cliché this sentence is).
  15. I'm not against alts for OCs, but I don't understand the thought process they went with. Gustav and Henriette, good. Líf and Thrasir, good. Alfonse and Veronica? Again? And no Sharena? Why? If anyone, than she should've been on a banner about love and stuff. Well, anyways, I'm not really interested in anything about the banner, I'm curious what skills Veronica will have, maybe she will be a decent fodder at the very least. Also, Alfonse is pantless Marth 2.0 confirmed!
  16. I voted Seiros today, will vote Duessel tomorrow and Freyja the day after. I'll probably give a vote do Dancer Sigurd&Deirdre and Dancer Quan as well. And maybe Naga. But I really hope that Seiros or Duessel will be the free character. Like, I have both, but merges never hurt, and they are two of the best blue tank units as of now. Well, at least that's my experience with them, anyway.
  17. Well, I'm disappointed... Huh? About Gatekeeper? Hell nah! I'm disappointed about Eirika dropping to 2nd place. I'm happy for Marianne though, but I would've like it more if Eirika was 1st and Marianna 2nd. Well anyways, that's that. I'll still probably pick Eirika as my free summon. About Gatekeeper? Yes, I think it's funny and I'm tired of pretending it isn't. Not that I was really pretending. See, I don't mind people voting for Chrom or Marth. I like both those characters. However, I don't like people who start voting for someone just so a character won't get into the first 2. This should've been a "vote your favourite" type of event, not a "vote against someone". And no, I didn't give a single vote to any of these three, but if I had to choose between them, I probably would've voted Marth. I'm curious what this year holds in terms of game announcements. I think a remake would shake things up a bit next year, which would probably make Byleth lose her guaranteed win position. Brave Quan plz or brave anyone from his family, please their life is so sad
  18. Back when I first started playing FE7, I was a pretty big fan of archery, so obviously I tried to use Wil and Rebecca as much as possible. While in the beginning I thought "wow, it's so cool that the developers really thought it through with archery not really being a viable option in melee, thus bows don't work in 1 range", later on I started to think that it's a bit... nah, scratch that, not a bit, but really bad. They aren't viable, for sure, but which archer would stand still and wouldn't even try to counter? They also didn't have access to other weapons, so that was also not really great. Oh, and on top of that, hand axes, javelins and magic - all of them had 1-2 range. So yeah, suffice to say I gave up on archers in FE6 and FE8 as well. Then I saw SoV bow range and I was like: "Holy [redacted] [redacted] [redacted], that is the coolest thing ever! 1-2 range? Screw that, 1-∞{\displaystyle \infty } range FTW!" Alas, that's broken. But who cares, even if it wasn't broken I'd use Leon as much as physically possible!!! Well anyways, what I would do, is add more bow types. Oh, yes, and almost all of them would have 1 range. Now, that might sound stupid, but hear me out: 1 range: with few exceptions, I'd give every bow 1 range. However, it would only work in enemy phase (aka. countering an attack), and archers would take a slight hit to their accuracy, a serious hit to their power, and would be unable to crit. This way, it's still not advised to use them as "tanks", but they wouldn't be helpless in enemy phase. This might seem like a weird idea, since technically it doesn't really help them with the reduced accuracy and power, but I feel like this would be more "life-like". 2 range: no bonus, or penalty. The standard bow range. 3 range: some bows would be able to attack from 3 range. Accuracy would be slightly reduced (aiming from far is hard) but crit chance would be marginally increased (like sharpshooting kind of thing, few expect an arrow from far away). 3+ range: this would be a special category, with only maybe one bow in it - a sniper longbow thing. Any bow in this categry would be unable to counter in 1 range, and would have reduced accuracy and power in 2 range (but could still crit). When used at 3 range, it would have no bonus or penalty. At 3+ range, it would have increased accuracy, power and slightly reduced crit chance - it is supposed to be a sniper bow that only people who are really great with bows are supposed to use, thus they have better aiming capablities (or at least that's my reasoning behind it). Now, I want to say max range is 5, but I feel like 4 would be more balanced still. Also, these bows would be heavey, making double attacking almost impossible. I would like this category to really be like a "1 shot - 1 kill" one, which at the same time is kind of a "you miss, you die" thingy. High risk, high reward. Now, this might make archers a bit broken - I didn't come up with numbers or anything. Currently, my favourite solution for this "problem" is the version SoV has, purely because it makes archers usable, but at the same time I think it's not a deep enough system. I've been actually thinking about this for some time now, and currently this is what I would advise, but I'm sure in some time I would change some of these ideas. I've always wanted to see archers being calm, focused fighters, letting loose an arrow with the intention of it finishing off the enemy, ready for the consequences what missing the target would mean, but at the same time people who aren't readily giving away their lives once the opponent is upon them. Right now, I can't feel neither of these when using an archer. In some games they are there for chip-damage, in others they are there to crit every single enemy to death, both melee and ranged. Also, a 1 range animation where they would draw a single arrow from their quiver, and stab the enemy with it would look really cool. It's also kind of a viable option for 1-range countering I think. Like, more viable than shooting an arrow in point-blank range.
  19. Okay, this is hype! And the good thing is, I literally can't lose by going blue. I don't yet have Dimitri (who is one of my most favourite characters), my Julia could always use some merges, and I do like the character design of Serios. And, in general, I just like her. She is also not armoured, so that's a huge plus in my book. Might just go ahead and actively pull on blue. It'll be the first time in a while since I did that with a mythic or legendary banner.
  20. I would argue that lords are usually the most fleshed out characters, so I don't really find these results surprising at all. There are exceptions though, one such being Sacred Stones, where I would say that Lyon is a more complex character than Ephraim and Eirika combined, but it's the minority in my opinion. Recency bias on the other hand, I agree with. Just look at last year's results - and by that I don't mean the house leaders, but Lysithea. I don't think she would've been able to reach 2nd spot if 3H wouldn't have been the new game at that time. And I'm quite sure if we get a remake/new game this year, Chrom won't be able to assure his victory next CYL either. I'm pretty sure the 4 winners are going to be characters from that game. Just like last year. And while I agree with this, people are going to vote for characters that they like. And - by my understanding - the character that's liked by a lot is popular. Yes, it could be an opportunity for less popular characters, but I don't see how people would give up voting for the characters they like, to vote for characters that otherwise wouldn't get an alt/get into the game. For example, I'm not going to vote for Erk, not because I don't want him in the game, but because there are characters who I like way more than him. Like Eirika, Michalis etc. I'd rather get a Brave Eirika (on top of her already existing alts) then get Erk into the game. To be honest, I don't really know how this should be solved on IS's part. Maybe really making a CYL and a "Popular Character not yet in FEH" vote could possibly solve this? But then they would have to exclude planned characters from the voting (as they start working on a character 6 months before relelase, if memory serves), and that would be massive spoiler. I really don't know.
  21. That's fair, reading back at it I might've gone to a bit of an extreme with my statement/comparison, but rest assured, I'm as far away from elitism as humanly possible I haven't even finished any game from before FE7 so I can't be an elitist, right? /s What I really meant by that, is people had no problem with Veronica winning - and yes, I'm quite aware it's because she is a girl... The thing is, I'm a sucker for a good story and fleshed out characters with complex personalities and emotional developement. Neither Veronica nor Gatekeeper is any of these. They are just vibing in the universe. But while I think this is perfectly fine for an NPC, I find it quite sad in the case of Veronica, since she is supposed to be a main character. I really-really wish Heroes OCs were more than just one character trope. In a way I think Veronica winning - while being so one-dimensional - means that being fleshed out or being an actually well written character with complex motives has nothing to do with CYL.That's what I kind of wanted to imply when I said "actual characters". Sure, they are characters, but nowhere near as complex as some others, and the only real difference between them is that Veronica was well received. If a character is popular, they "deserve" (I started to hate using this word after seeing it thrown around everywhere lately lol) the Brave alt. I liked the Gatekeeper memes. I also find it quite funny how he is winning, and seeing the people's reaction I actually want him to win now. Michalis doesn't stand a chance anyway, nor does Leon, and Ephraim is already in, so might as well root for him now, but I don't think I'll vote for him.
  22. Oh yeah, I'm 100% sure however IS would decide would cause a huge flamewar. There really is no "correct" way to do this, and looking at the fandom as it is right now, I wouldn't even dare to try separating the votes. Oh no no no, there is nothing to apologize for, you didn't do anything wrong! I meant the people (mostly from reddit) who did go full offense. Telling your opinion, and how you feel about things is by no means similar to that.
  23. Women: 1. Eirika - she is one of my favourites, and FE8 is also my favourite, so yeah 2. Eleonora - you know, she is probably one of the reasons why I bought TMS#FE Encore in the first place, she and Virion just look so damn good in carnage form Men: 1. Leon - well, yeah, best boi, favourite character from the whole franchise, easy pick 2. Fernand - no, not because I only want him in the game, he is seriously one of my favourites
  24. The results sure came as a surprise, the reaction even more so. Don't get me wrong, I like Chrom as much as the next person, but going full offense on people who vote for Gatekeeper is just kinda... stupid - and also entirely pointless. CYL is about character popularity, and Gatekeeper - like it or not - is quite popular, for he is a meme. Nothing more to it. Also, Veronica already showed us that you don't have to be an actual "character" to be able to win. I can't see the difference between her and Gatekeeper. Neither of them is really anything special. With all that being said, I'm still undecided about my last votes. So far it's been Eirika, Eleonora, Leila and Michalis. I'll probably just go with Eirika, just to make sure she wins this year. I'm quite curious actually how they would decide where to put them. Like, I guess they could put Leon and Kyza into male category because even though they use feminine pronouns they are male in Cipher, but Limstella is literally genderless. That could cause problems. What if they actually wanted to do things this way, then realized it couldn't really work, and that's why we have the current (1 vote/day) system instead?
  25. Oh, I have some, although not as much as you: There is just simply too much, but if ANY of them got into the game, that would probably make my whole year. Or at least, I'd almost as happy as I was when I learned about TWEWY2.
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